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incūs , ūdis, f. incudo, anvil.
I. Lit. (class.): “sine follibus et incudibus,Cic. N. D. 1, 20, 54: “si faber incudem fregerit,Dig. 14, 2, 2: “impositos duris crepitare incudibus enses,Verg. G. 2, 540: “positis incudibus,” i. e. having established smithies, id. A. 7, 629: “novā Incude diffingere ferrum,Hor. C. 1, 35, 39.—Prov.: “eandem incudem tundere,to labor always at the same thing, Cic. de Or. 2, 39, 162; so Amm. 18, 4, 2; 28, 4, 26.—
II. Trop.: “haec mihi incus est: procudam ego hinc hodie multos dolos,Plaut. Ps. 2, 2, 20: “juvenes, et in ipsa studiorum incude positi,” i. e. still occupied with their education, Tac. Or. 20; so, “philosophicā incude formatus,Sid. Ep. 4, 1: incudi reddere versus, to return to the anvil, i. e. to revise, retouch, Hor. A. P. 441.
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