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pulvĕro , āre, v. n. and
I.a. [id.].
I. To scatter dust; to bestrew with dust, to dust: non (volo) hoc (vestibulum) pulveret (for pulveretur, should be full of dust, v. Gell. l. l.), Plaut. Fragm. ap. Gell. 18, 12, 4: “se,Plin. 11, 33, 39, § 114.—
B. In partic., in vintagers' lang., to cover the vines with dust, by digging up the soil (as a protection against the sun and mist): “vineas,Col. 11, 2, 60: “vites,Pall. 4, 7, 1; 7, 1, 2: “uvas,Plin. 17, 9, 5, § 49.—
II. To reduce to powder, to pulverize: “herbas,Calp. Ecl. 5, 88.
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