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strictūra , ae, f. id..
I. In abstr., a contraction, compression, stricture (late Lat.): “stomachi (opp. solutio),Plin. Val. 4, 2; Cael. Aur. Acut. 1, 7, 9 sq.; plur., id. Tard. 4, 8, 115; 5, 4, 64.—
2. Pressure, suffering, torment: “dura,Juvenc. 2, 789: “vehementior est virtutis strictura quam poenae,Ambros. Spir. Sanc. 1, 9, § 108.—
II. In concr., a mass of wrought iron, a bar of iron, Lucil. ap. Non. 21, 11; Varr. ap. Serv. A. 10, 173; Plin. 34, 14, 41, § 143; Verg. A. 8, 421.
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