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sălĕ_bra , ae (orig. adj., sc. via), f. salio,
I.a jolting-place, roughness in a road.
I. Lit. (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “demonstrant astra salebras,Prop. 3, 16 (4, 15), 15; Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 53; Mart. 9, 58, 5: “salebris sollicitari,Col. 9, 8, 3.—
II. Transf.: “senile guttur salebris spiritŭs praegravavit,irregular breathing, panting, Val. Max. 9, 12, ext. 6.—
III. Trop.
A. Of speech, harshness, roughness, ruggedness (class.): “proclivi currit oratio: venit ad extremum: haeret in salebră,” i.e. it sticks fast, Cic. Fin. 5, 28, 84; plur.: “Herodotus sine ullis salebris fluit,id. Or. 12, 39: “numquam in tantas salebras incidisset,id. Fin. 2, 10, 30; Mart. 11, 90, 2.—*
B. Salebra tristitiae, i. e. a cloud of sadness, Val. Max. 6, 9, ext. 5.
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