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ălūta , ae, f., orig. adj. (sc. pellis) [prob. from alumen],
I.a kind of soft leather, prob. prepared by means of alum.
I. Lit.: alutae tenuiter confectae, * Caes. B. G. 3, 13: “nigra,Mart. 7, 35.—Hence,
II. That which is made of it.
A. A shoe: “nivea,Ov. A. A. 3, 271: “nigra,Juv. 7, 192: “rupta,Mart. 12, 26.—
B. A purse or pouch: tumidā superbus alutā, Juv. 14, 282.—
C. A patch put on the face for ornament, Ov. A. A. 3, 202.
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    • Caesar, Gallic War, 3.13
    • Martial, Epigrammata, 12.26
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