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[5] For example, the verb iaculari is specially used in the sense of “to throw a javelin,” whereas there is no special verb appropriated to the throwing of a ball or a stake. So, too, while lapidare has the obvious meaning of “to stone,” there is no special word to describe the throwing of clods or potsherds.

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