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volsella (vuls- ) or volsilla , ae, f.,
I.a kind of pincers for pulling out hairs, tweezers.
I. Lit., Plaut. Curc. 4, 4, 21; Mart. 9, 28, 5.—As a surgical instrument, forceps, Cels. 7, 12, 1; 6, 18, 3.—
II. Transf.: “pugnare volsellis, non gladio,” i. e. so as to do but little damage, Varr. L. L. 9, § 33 Müll.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Plautus, Curculio, 4.4
    • A. Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina, 6.18
    • A. Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina, 7.12
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