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pēnĭcillum , i, n., and pēnĭcillus , i, m. dim. peniculus, lit., a little tail; hence, acc. to diverse usage,
B. Transf.
1. Painting. Plin. 35, 9, 36, § 60.—
II. A roll of lint, a tent, for wounds, etc., Cels. 2, 10; 7, 7, 6; Plin. 34, 11, 26, § 113.—
III. A small sponge, Col. 12, 18; Plin. 9, 45, 69, § 148.—
IV. A kind of eye-salve, Inscr. Tōchon, Cachets des Ocul. pp. 66 and 71.
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