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objectus , ūs, m. obicio,
I.a casting before, a putting against, in the way, or opposite, an opposing; or, neutr., a lying before or opposite (mostly poet. and in postAug. prose): dare objectum parmaï, the opposing of the shield, * Lucr. 4, 847: “vestis,Col. 3, 19: “insula portum Efficit objectu laterum,by the opposition, Verg. A. 1, 160: “cum terga flumine, latera objectu paludis tegerentur,Tac. H. 3, 9: “molis,id. ib. 5, 14: “regiones, quae Tauri montis objectu separantur,Gell. 12, 13, 27: “solem interventu lunae occultari, lunamque terrae objectu,the interposition, Plin. 2, 10, 7, § 47; cf.: eademque (terra) objectu suo umbram noctemque efficiat, Cic. Fragm. ap. Non. 243, 13 dub. (al. objecta soli): “hi molium objectus (i. e. moles objectas) scandere,the projection, Tac. A. 14, 8.—
II. Transf., that which presents itself to the sight, an object, appearance, sight, spectacle, Nep. Hann. 5, 2 (al. objecto).
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