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calcĭtro , āre, v. n. 1 calx.
I. Lit., to strike with the heels, to kick, of animals (very rare), Plin. 30, 16, 53, § 149; cf. calcitratus.—
B. Trop, to resist, to be stubborn or refractory: calcitrat, respuit, * Cic. Cael. 15, 36.—
C. Prov.: “calcitrare contra stimulum,to kick against the pricks, Amm. 18, 5, 1; Vulg. Act. 9, 5; 26, 14; cf. 1. calx. —*
II. In gen., to strike convulsively with the feet, of one dying, Ov M. 12, 240.
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