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segmentum , i, n. seco,
I.a cutting, cut; a piece cut off, a slice (not ante-Aug.; mostly in the plur.; syn.: fragmentum, frustum).
I. In gen.: “crassior harena laxioribus segmentis terit et plus erodit marmoris,Plin. 36, 6, 9, § 53; so, “segmenta percae,Aus. Idyll. 10, 118.—
II. In partic.
B. In plur., strips of tinsel, brocade, etc., sewed around the bottom of a woman's dress; trimmings, bands, flounces, purfles, Ov. A. A. 3, 169: “segmenta et longos habitus et flammea sumit,Juv. 2, 124: “aurea,Val. Max. 5, 2, 1: crepitantia, Sed. Ep. 8, 6 med.
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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 36.53
    • Valerius Maximus, Facta et Dicta Memorabilia, 5.2.1
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