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sordesco , dŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n. [sordeo], to become dirty, grow filthy (not ante-Aug., and very rare): contrectatus ubi manibus sordescere vulgi Coeperis (liber), * Hor. Ep 1, 20, 11: “mel,Plin. 11, 12, 12, § 31: “manus,id. 33, 3, 19, § 60: “ager,” i. e. to become wild, lie untilled, Gell. 4, 12, 1.—
II. Trop., to be mean, vile, Amm. 15, 13, 2.
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