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rigidos, stiff. Cf. 846. So the word is used of the hair standing up after being cut short, “nec male deformet rigidos tonsura capillos”, Ars Amat. I. 517.

rastris, ‘a rake.’ But this tool had only two or four prongs, and resembled in use our hoe, except that being heavy it performed harder work in breaking up the soil, and was besides a digging instrument, so rendered in Greek by “σκαπάνη”. A similar tool, though with undivided blade, is called in Devonshire a dig-axe. Ovid has forgotten that the Cyclopes possessed no tools. Cf. XIV. 2 n.

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