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FOCA´LE a covering for the throat (fauces), sometimes drawn also over the ears (Mart. 4.41), made of wool and worn by infirm and delicate persons. Its use by others was regarded as effeminate (Hor. Sat. 2.3, 255; Senec. Nat. Quaest. 4.13; Quint. Inst. 11.3.144; Mart. 14.142).

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