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oscula, the mouth of Polyxena.

consueta, (neuter plural) ‘as she was wont,’ misfortune having made the expression of grief familiar to her. The use is a common one. Cf. II. 265, “nec se super aequora curvi tollere consuetas audent delphines in auras”.

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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2.265
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