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-vello , velli, vulsum or volsum, 3, v. a.,
I.to pluck or pull away, to pull or tear out, to tear off or away (freq. and class.).
I. Lit.: “tela de corpore,Cic. Pis. 11, 25: “nascentis equi de fronte revolsus amor,Verg. A. 4, 515: “titulum de fronte,Ov. P. 4, 13, 7: “telum altā ab radice,Verg. A. 12, 787: “caput a cervice,id. G. 4, 523; cf.: “cornu a fronte,Ov. M. 9, 86: “saxum e monte,id. ib. 12, 341: “partem e monte,id. ib. 13, 882: “a silvis silvas et ab arvis arva,id. ib. 8, 584: “ab aliquo morte revelli,to be torn away, id. ib. 4, 152: “scuta manibus,Caes. B. G. 1, 52: “axem temone,Ov. M. 2, 316; cf.: “sudem osse,id. ib. 12, 300: “arborem manibus tellure,id. R. Am. 87: “quos Sidoniā urbe,to tear away, remove, Verg. A. 4, 545: “puerum,Ov. F. 6, 515: “solio regem,Sil. 16, 273: “herbas radice,with the root, Ov. M. 7, 226; so, “too, annosam pinum solido trunco,id. ib. 12, 356: “illam crucem, quae fixa est ad portum,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 11, § 26: “tabulam,id. ib. 2, 2, 46, § “112: Gorgonis os pulcherrimum revellit atque abstulit,id. ib. 2, 4, 56, § “124: gradus,id. Pis. 10, 23: “saepta,id. Phil. 5, 4, 9: “claustra,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 23, § 52; Liv. 5, 21: “janua, quā effractā et revolsā, tota pateret provincia,Cic. Mur. 15, 33: “vincula,id. Caecin. 25, 70: “paene fores templi,Suet. Calig. 6: “templa,Luc. 3, 115: “revulsis venis,opened, Sen. Oedip. 978: “scuta manibus,Caes. B. G. 1, 52: “pellem,Col. 2, 3, 1: “stipites revincti, ne revelli possent,Caes. B. G. 7, 73: “proximos agri terminos,to tear away, remove, Hor. C. 2, 18, 24: “signa (when an army decamps),Luc. 7, 77; Sil. 12, 733: “curvo dente humum,to tear up, Ov. Am. 3, 10, 14; cf.: “majorum sepulcra,Auct. Her. 4, 8, 12. — Poet.: “cinerem manesque,to disturb, violate, Verg. A. 4, 427.—
II. Trop., to tear away, send away, etc.: “cujus totus consulatus est ex omni monumentorum memoriā revulsus,Cic. Phil. 13, 12, 26: “injurias honorificis verbis,id. Att. 5, 20, 11: “alicui avias veteres,prejudices, Pers. 5, 92: “falsorum persuasionem,Sen. Ep. 95, 33: “penitus de stirpe imperium,Claud. in Rufin. 2, 207: “oscula fida,Stat. S. 3, 2, 57 (with dissipat amplexus).
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