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sub-lĭno , lēvi, lĭtum, 3, v. a.,
I.to besmear or anoint beneath, to lay on as a groundcolor, to prime with any thing (ante-class. and post-Aug.).
II. Transf.
A. To put underneath, underlay (syn. substerno): “maceriam calce,Cato, R. R. 15, 1: “tertium (genus sardonychis) argenteis bracteis sublinitur, etc.,Plin. 37, 7, 31, § 105.—
B. Sublinere os alicui, to befool, cheat, bamboozle (the allusion being to the practice of smearing the face of a sleeping person; cf. Non. 45, 21) (Plautinian): “pulchre os sublevit patri,Plaut. Merc. 3, 4, 19; id. Mil. 2, 1, 32; 2, 1, 75; 2, 5, 57; id. Aul. 4, 6, 2; id. Capt. 3, 4, 123; id. Merc. 2, 4, 17; 3, 4, 46; id. Ps. 2, 4, 29; id. Trin. 2, 4, 157; id. Ep. 3, 3, 48; 3, 4, 55.
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