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tŏrŭlus , i, m. dim. torus; a little ele vation; hence,
I. A tuft of hair: “tum meo patri autem torulus inerit aureus Sub petaso,Plaut. Am. prol. 144; so, “torulo capiti circumflexo,Amm. 29, 1, 31: “torulus in capite mulieris ornatus,Varr. L. L. 5, § 167 Müll.—
II. The (dilated) muscle, the brawn or fleshy part of the body: “terga pulposis torulis obesa,App. M. 7, p. 195, 12. —
B. Transf., the sap-wood, alburnum of a tree, Vitr. 2, 9, 3.
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    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 2.9.3
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