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quīncunx uncis, m

quinque + uncia, five twelfths (of any whole).—Esp., five twelfths of an as, five unciae : si de quincunce remota est Uncia, quid superat? H.The figure formed by the four corners of a square and its middle point, a quincunx : directi in quincuncem ordines (of trees): obliquis ordinibus in quincuncem dispositis, Cs.

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