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ῥυτίς). Literally, a wrinkle; whence, the worm of a screw (Pliny , Pliny H. N. xviii. 74; and Cochlea), and a small, irregular crease or fold in a piece of drapery, contradistinguished from sinus, a deep and loose one, and from contabulatio, a straight and regular one (Pliny , Pliny H. N. xxxv. 34; Macrob. Sat. ii. 9).

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