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freto stridens. The idea apparently is of the sea seething and hissing in his wake, freto indicating both the place of the motion and the cause of the sound. The expression may have been suggested by Virg. Aen.I. 102, stridens Aquilone procella. [Fretum stringens, the conjecture of Heinsius, is now confirmed by D'Orv. X. 1, 5, 24, which gives fretum cindens stringens, the latter with a line under it. Here as in many other cases the rejected reading of the scribe is the right one. R. E.]
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