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faucēs ium, f

the upper part of the throat, pharynx, throat, gullet: bolum mihi ereptum e faucibus, T.: russae, Enn. ap. C.: fauces urit sitis, H.: laqueo innectere fauces, strangle, O.—Fig., the throat, jaws: cum faucibus premeretur, i. e. was hard pressed: premit fauces defensionis tuae, throttles: Catilina cum exercitu faucibus urguet, S.: populi fauces exaruerunt libertatis siti.—A narrow way, narrow inlet, strait, entrance, defile, pass: Corinthus posita in faucibus Graeciae, entrance: angustissimae portūs, Cs.: in valle artā, faucibus utrimque obsessis, L.: Averni, V.: Hellesponti, straits, L.: patefactis terrae faucibus.

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