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stilus (not stylus), ī, m

STIG-, a pointed instrument ; hence, in a double sense: si meus stilus ille fuisset, ut dicitur, had that weapon been mine, had I been the author of that tragedy : hic stilus haud petet ultro Quemquam, my pe<*> will stab no one wantonly , H.—For writing on waxen tablets, an iron pencil, style : orationes paene Attico stilo scriptae, with an Attic pen : luxuries, quae stilo depascenda est, i. e. to be moderated by practice in writing : vertit stilum in tabulis suis, i. e. makes erasures (with the broad upper end of the style): Saepe stilum vertas, H.A writing, composition, practice of composing : stilus optimus dicendi effector: exercitatus, a practised pen.—A manner of writing, mode of expression, style : Dissimili oratione sunt factae (fabulae) ac stilo, in language and style , T.: artifex stilus, an artistic style .

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