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cărĭōsus , a, um, adj. caries,
I.decayed, rotten.
I. Prop.: “palmula,Varr. R. R. 1, 67: “terra,too loose, porous, Cato, R. R. 5, 6; 34, 1; 37, 1. Cato's expression, terra cariosa, is explained by Pliny as meaning: “arida, fistulosa, scabra, canens. exesa, pumicosa,Plin. 17, 5, 3, § 34; but better by Col. 2, 4, 5, as = varia, i. e. wet on the surface and dry below:—os, Cels. 8, 2: “dentes,Phaedr. 5, 10, 5; Plin. 32, 7, 26, § 82: “vina,flat, Mart. 13, 120: “amphora Falerni,id. 11, 50.—
II. Trop. (cf. caries, II.), withered, dry by old age: nemo illā vivit carie cariosior, Afran. ap. Non. p. 21, 27: “senectus,Ov. Am. 1, 12, 29: “vetustas,Prud. Cath. 10, 149: dii, i. e. statuae deorum, id. ap. Symm. 1, 435: “dotes perfidiā cariosi,Ambros. Ep. 10, 3.—Sup. and adv. not found.
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