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[6] may be found in connexion with the gender of nouns; for we find oculis capti talpale1 (blind moles) and timidi damae2 (timid deer) in Virgil; but there is good reason for this, since in these cases both sexes are covered by a word of one gender, and there is no doubt that there are male moles and deer as well as female. Figures may also affect verbs: for example, we find such phrases as fabricatus est glatdium3 or inimicum poenitus es.4

1 Georg. i. 183.

2 Ecl. viii. 28.

3 Cic. pro Rab Post. iii. 7. “He made a sword.”

4 pro Mil. xiii. 33. “You punished an enemy.”

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