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vermĭcŭlor , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. n. [vermiculus], to be full of worms, wormy, to be worm-eaten, of trees: “vermiculantur magis minusve quaedam arbores,Plin. 17, 24, 37, § 220.—Hence, vermĭcŭlātus , a, um, P. a., in the form of worms: “gummi,Plin. 13, 21, 20, § 66.—Esp., of mosaic work, inlaid so as to resemble the tracks of worms, vermiculated: pavimento atque emblemate vermiculato, Lucil. ap. Cic. Or. 44, 149: “crustae,Plin. 35, 1, 1, § 2.—Of a quick movement of the finger, Mart. Cap. 7, § 729.— Adv.: vermĭcŭlātē , in a vermiculated manner: “tesserulas, ut ait Lucilius, struet, et vermiculate inter se lexeis committet,Quint. 9, 4, 113.
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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 35.2
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 9, 4.113
    • Cicero, Orator, 44.149
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