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sŏlox , ōcis, adj. (cf.: salvus, solidus; v. Corss. Ausspr. 1, 486; ante- and post-class.).
I. Lit., of raw, unwrought wool, of a coarse staple, coarse, harsh, bristly: “solox, lana crassa, et pecus, quod passim pascitur non tectum,Fest. p. 301 Müll.: lana, Titin. ap. Fest. 1. 1.: pecore hirto atque soloce, Lucil. ap. Fest. 1. 1.; cf. Paul. ex Fest. p. 300 Müll.: solox, ἔριον παχύ, Gloss. Philox.: “pallium philosophorum soloci lana,Fronto Eloq. p. 228 Mai.—*
B. Transf., subst.: solox , ōcis, f. (sc. vestis), a dress of coarse woollen stuff, Tert. Pall. 4 med.—*
II. Trop.: “elaboratam filo soloci accipe cantilenam,coarse, Symm. Ep. 1, 1 med. (cf.: “munusculum levidense crasso filo,Cic. Fam. 9, 12, 2).
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