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praevitiat, a new compound, like praecorrumpere 134, praecontrectare V. 478, praeconsumere VII. 489, praedelassare XI. 731.portentificis, ‘misshaping,’ ‘which had power most monstrous shapes to frame’ (Golding). Cf. V. 217, saxificos vultus Medusae, Ibis, 553, saxificae ora Medusae. For such compounds see R. § 412, Roby, § 992, and cf. Milton, P.l. X. 294, ‘Death with his mace petrific,’ ib. VII. 217, ‘the omnific Word.’
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