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latebra ae, f

LAT-, a hiding-place, lurkinghole, covert, retreat : non invenio quae latebra esse possit, etc.—Usu. plur: latebris aut saltibus se eripere, Cs.: te in latebras impellere: latebras animae recludit, hidden seat of life , V.: teli latebras Rescindant penitus, i. e. cut out the arrowhead , V.—Fig., a lurking-place, hidden recess, retreat : adhibuit etiam latebram obscuritatis: in tabellae latebrā: latebras suspitionum peragrare. — A subterfuge, shift, cloak, pretence, feigned excuse : latebram haberes: ne quaeratur latebra periurio: latebras dare vitiis, O.

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