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prae-tĕro , trīvi, 3, v. a., rub off or wear down in front (ante-class. and in postAug. prose): “anum lima praeterunt,Plaut. Men. 1, 1, 9; Plin. 11, 37, 63.—
II. To rub down beforehand: “oleum amygdali amari praetritum,Cael. Aur. Acut. 1, 17, 169.
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    • Plautus, Menaechmi, 1.1
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 11.37
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