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verrūca , ae, f.,
I.a steep place, height.
I. Lit., Cato ap. Gell. 3, 7, 6; 3, 7, 13 (cf. also Quint. 8, 3, 48; 8, 6, 14).—
II. Transf
1. A wart on the human body, Plin. 20, 12, 48, § 123; 22, 21, 29, § 59; 33, 4, 25, § 85.—
2. An excrescence on precious stones, Plin. 37, 12, 74, § 195.—*
B. Trop., a slight fault, small failing, opp. to tuber, Hor. S. 1, 3, 74.
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