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lōrīca , ae, f. id.,
I.a leather cuirass, a corselet of thongs (opp. thorax, a brazen breastplate).
B. Transf., a defence of any kind.
1. Milit., a breastwork, parapet: “turres contabulantur, pinnae loricaeque ex cratibus attexuntur,Caes. B. G. 5, 39: “huic vallo loricam pinnasque adjecit,id. ib. 7, 72: “loricam vallumque struxere,Tac. H. 4, 37; Curt. 9, 4, 30; Veg. Mil. 4, 28. —
2. A fence, hedge, enclosure, App. M. 6, p. 186; Amm. 24, 5, 2.—
II. Trop.: “libros Mutare loricis,” i. e. to exchange studies for arms, Hor. C. 1, 29, 15.
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