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pūmĭco , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. id., rub or smooth with pumice-stone, to polish (anteclass. and post-Aug.): rador, subvellor, desquamor, pumicor, ornor, Lucil. ap. Non. 95, 16: “pumicata manus,Mart. 5, 41, 6: “pumicata frons,id. 1, 67, 10; Cat. 39, 19: “dentes,Hier. Ep. 10.—
II. Trop.: “nullis assentantium pumicatur sermonibus,Ambros. Ep. 43, 12.—Hence, pūmĭcātus , a um, P. a., smoothed, i. e. effeminate, luxurious: “homo comptus et pumicatus,Plin. Ep. 2, 11, 23: “satrapae (with myrrhati, malobathrati),Sid. Ep. 8, 3 fin.: “detonsus pumicatusque,id. ib. 1, 7.
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