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lĭtūra , ae, f. lino,
I.a smearing, anointing.
II. In partic.
A. Lit., a rubbing or smearing of the wax on a writing-tablet, in order to erase something written; hence, a blotting out, erasure, correction: “unius nominis litura,Cic. Arch. 5, 9.—
B. Transf.
1. Concr., a passage erased, an erasure: “videtis extremam partem nominis demersam esse in litura,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 78, § 191: “litterae lituraeque omnes assimilatae,id. ib. 2, 2, 77, § “189: carmen multā liturā coërcere,Hor. A. P. 292.—
3. A wrinkle: “cum corpus nulla litura notet,Mart. 7, 18, 2.—
C. Trop., an alteration: “nec ulla in decretis ejus litura sit,Sen. Vit. Beat. 8, 2.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Cicero, Against Verres, 2.2.191
    • Cicero, For Archias, 5.9
    • Horace, Ars Poetica, 292
    • Ovid, Tristia, 3.1
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 4.24.6
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