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pellis is, f

a skin, hide, felt, pelt: rugosa (ranae), Ph.: caprina: pelles pro velis, Cs.: fulvique insternor pelle leonis, V.: deformem pro cute pellem aspice, Iu.—Prov.: Detrahere pellem, i. e. to expose one's real nature, H.: Introrsum turpis, speciosus pelle decorā, with a showy outside, H.: in propriā pelle quiescere, to rest contented, H.—Tanned hide, leather, skin: ruptā calceus alter Pelle patet, Iu.: pecore compulso pellium nomine, to obtain leather (for shields): pes in pelle natet, in the shoe, O.—In the phrase, sub pellibus (because the winter tents were covered with skins), in winter tents, in camp, C., Cs.—A leathern sandal-tie, shoe-latchet, H.

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