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līma , ae, f. etym. unknown,
I.a file.
II. Trop., a file, as applied to literary compositions, i. e. polishing, revision (not in Cic.; cf.“, however, limatus, under limo): defuit et scriptis ultima lima meis,Ov. Tr. 1, 7, 30: “incipiam limā mordacius uti, Et sub judicium singula verba vocem,id. P. 1, 5, 19: “limae labor et mora,Hor. A. P. 291: “carmina rasa limā recenti,Mart. 10, 2, 3: “in illis limae, in hoc plus videtur fuisse sanguinis,Vell. 2, 9, 2: “ad limam consilii desiderium petitoris distulit,App. M. 8, p. 204 fin.
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