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prŏcax , ācis, adj. id.,
I.bold, shameless, impudent, insolent, forward, pert, wanton (class.; syn.: petulans, protervus).
B. Of things: “procaces manus,Plin. 22, 6, 7, § 17: “Fescennina locutio,Cat. 61, 126: “sermo,Sall. C. 25, 5: “libertas,Phaedr. 1, 2, 2: “nequitiae procaciores,Mart. 5, 2, 3: “aliquem procacibus scriptis diffamare,Tac. A. 1, 72: “procacissima lixarum ingenia,id. H. 2, 87: “mulier meretrix et procax,Vulg. Ezech. 16, 30.—Of the vine: maritas populos complexae, atque per ramos earum procacibus brachiis scandentes, with wanton arms, i. e. entwining tendrils, Plin. 14, 1, 3, § 10.—Poet.: “Auster,” i. e. stormy, Verg. A. 1, 536.—Hence, adv.: prŏcācĭter , boldly, impudently, wantonly (not in Cic. or Cæs.): “finem procaciter orto sermoni imponere,Curt. 8, 1, 32: procacius stipendium flagitare quam ex modestiā militari. Liv. 28, 24; Tac. A. 5, 4: “procacissime patris tui memoriam illudunt,Curt. 8, 1, 34: “vultum obfirmare,Vulg. Prov. 21, 29.
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