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līnea (līnia) ae, f

lineus, a linen thread, string, line, plumb-line : perpendiculo et lineā uti: ferri suo deorsum pondere ad lineam, perpendicularly : saxa, quae rectis lineis suos ordines servant, in horizontal courses , Cs.: (ignis) rectis lineis subvolat, vertically.—A line, mark, bound, limit, goal : extremā lineā Amare haud nil est, i. e. to see the loved one at a distance , T.: cogit nos linea iungi, i. e. the boundary of the seats (in the theatre), O.—Fig.: est peccare tamquam transire lineas, to pass the mark : mors ultima linea rerum est, H.

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