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ŏpercŭlum , i, n. operio,
I.a cover, covering, lid (class.): “quibus operibantur operimenta et pallia opercula dixerunt,Varr. L. L. 5, § 167 Müll.: “aspera arteria tegitur quasi quodam operculo,Cic. N. D. 2, 54, 136; Col. 8, 8, 7: “sorba in urceolos picatos adicito et opercula picata imponito,id. 12, 16, 4: “ambulatorium,a movable cover, Plin. 21, 14, 47, § 80.—Prov.: “patellae dignum operculum,like to like, Hier. Ep. 1, 7; cf. id. ib. 127 (16), n. 9.—Of the covering of walls, wainscoting, panel-work: OPERCVLA ABIEGNIA IMPONITO, Lex Puteol. Grut. 207, col. 2.
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