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glomerata, ‘gathering.’ Cf. Virg. Aen.III. 576(of Aetnain eruption) “liquefactaque saxa sub auras cum gemitu glomerat”, where Dr. Henry explains ‘throws up rapidly one after the other, so rapidly that the objects thrown up seem to be added to each other so as to form one body, the essential notion of glomerare being to form into one by successive addition,’ as in glomerant gressus, Sil.xii. 518, ‘to take a great number of steps in succession,’ and in XIV. 212. So it is used of the heavy particles sinking to the centre in the resolution of Chaos, Manil. Astr.I. 159, “ultima subsedit glomerato pondere tellus”.
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