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φλοιός , , (φλέω)
A.bark of trees, esp. smooth bark (such as one can cut one's name on, Theoc.18.47, Call.Fr.101), Il.1.237, Emp.81, Hdt.4.67, X.Cyn.9.18, Thphr.HP1.5.2, Sor.1.62; eaten in famine, Plb.7.1.3, Plu.Ant.17: pl., Call.l.c., Str.11.8.7, 15.1.60.
b. husk or skin of certain fruits, Plu.2.684a, Aët.12.1.
2. membrane enclosing the eggs of certain animals, Arist. HA558a28.
3. tissue from which spiders spin their webs, ib.623a32.
4. metaph., of superficial or useless coverings, redundancy, Λακωνικὸςλόγος οὐκ ἔχει φλοιόνPlu.2.510f; φωνὴν . . φλοιοῦ μεστήν Crantorap. D.L.4.27; γυμνὸς τῶν φλοιῶν stripped of all outsides, M.Ant.12.2, 8; “περὶ τὸν φ. ἀσχολεῖσθαιLuc.Herm.79.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.67
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.237
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 9.18
    • Polybius, Histories, 7.1.3
    • Strabo, Geography, 11.8.7
    • Strabo, Geography, 15.1.60
    • Plutarch, Antonius, 17
    • Lucian, Hermotimus, 79
    • Marcus Aurelius, M. Antonius Imperator Ad Se Ipsum, 12.2
    • Marcus Aurelius, M. Antonius Imperator Ad Se Ipsum, 8
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