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tractim , adv. tractus, drawing along, i. e. little by little, by degress; in a drawling way, at length, slowly (poet. and in post-Aug. prose), Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 4 (Ann. v. 418 Vahl.): “quid, si ego illum tractim tangam, ut dormiat?” i. e. should stroke him, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 157: “ire,Lucr. 3, 530; 6, 118: “susurrant,Verg. G. 4, 260; so, “sonat jucundo hiatu,Gell. 7, 20, 3: tractim pronuntiata littera i, i. e. pronounced long, id. 4, 6, 6; cf. “also, dicere (opp. festinanter),slowly, Sen. Ep. 40, 9.
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