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ξύσ-μα , ατος, τό,
A.filings, shavings, Hp.Aph.7.68, Inscr.Délos442 B96 (ii B. C.): in pl., “ξύσματα ξύλωνApollod.Poliorc.145.13 ; “ξ. ἐλέφαντοςOrib.14.62.1.
b. lint, Erot. s.v. ἄχνη ὀθονίου.
c. in pl., shreds of flesh, Hp.Acut.59 ; “ἐντέρωνGal.8.382, 18(1).730, cf. Dsc.4.176.
2. in pl., particles, motes in the sunbeam, “ψυχὴν εἶναι τὰ ἐν τῷ ἀέρι ξ An.404a3, cf. Pr.913a9.
II. that which is scratched on a thing : hence ξύσματα = γράμματα, Hsch.
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