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squalere, used of that which has its outline or surface broken, as of the Gorgon 's head (iv. 656) with reference to the alternis immixtos crinibus angues (ib. 792), of an arrow encrusted with poison, Fast. v. 397, squalentia tela venenis, of the Romans before shaving was introduced, Juv.viii. 17, squalentes avos. Here the ground is described as ‘rankling’ with snakes.silentum, ‘of the dead,’ as in XIII. 25.
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