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-frĭco , cui, cātum and ctum (the former Catull. 37, 20; Col. 11, 2, 70; Plin. 28, 12, 50, § 188; the latter in Col. 6, 13, 1; 7, 5, 8; Sen. Ep. 87, 10), 1,
I.v. a., to rub off, rub down; to rub hard, to rub (rare; mostly technical; not in Cic. and Caes.).
I. Prop.: dentem, Catull. 37, 20; Ov. A. A. 3, 216: “radicem,Col. 12, 56, 1: “dolia,id. 11, 2, 70: “lichenes pumice,Plin. 26, 4, 10, § 21: “papulam saliva,Cels. 5, 28, 18; cf. “vulnera,Col. 6, 7, 4: “corpora pecudum quotidie,id. 6, 30, 1: “fauces ceteraque membra,Suet. Dom. 20 et saep.: “vas aeneum defricabitur,shall be scoured, Vulg. Lev. 6, 28: defricari, mid., to rub one's self, as in a bath, Auct. Her. 4, 10, 14.—
II. Trop.: urbem sale multo, to lash well, Hor. S. 1, 10, 4.—Hence, *dēfrĭcātē , adv. (acc. to no. II.), with biting sarcasm: facete et defricate, Naev. ap. Charis. p. 178 P.
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