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Gausăpa, Gausăpé

and Gausăpum (γαύσαπης). A woollen cloth with a long nap on one side, but smoother on the other, used by both sexes for clothing, as well as for table-cloths, napkins, bedcovers, etc. (Plin. H. N. viii. 73; Ovid, A. A. ii. 300; Mart.xiv. 152). The name is also used of wigs of light flaxen hair—a colour much admired by the Roman ladies. See Caliendrum; Coma.

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    • Ovid, Ars Amatoria, 2
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 8.73
    • Martial, Epigrammata, 14.152
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