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prae-lābor , lapsus, 3,
I.v. dep. n. and a., to glide onwards, to flow, swim, etc., before or along; to move, glide, etc., quickly by or past (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
I. Lit.: “insula, in quam Germani nando praelabebantur,Tac. H. 2, 35: “piscis praelabitur ante, Cic. poët. N. D. 2, 43, 111: amnis,Luc. 9, 355.—With acc.: “rotis flumina,to glide by the streams on wheels, Verg. G. 3, 180; cf.: “ales bestiam praevenit et secundo flatu praelabitur et anticipat,App. de Deo Soc. prol. p. 365, 28.—
II. Trop., to glide past, to hasten by a thing; with acc.: “ira eruditas mentes praelabitur,Petr. 99: “praelabens tempus,Col. 11, 1.
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    • Vergil, Georgics, 3.180
    • Tacitus, Historiae, 2.35
    • Lucan, Civil War, 9.355
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