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mōlēs is, f

1 MAC-, a shapeless mass, huge bulk, weight, pile, load : rudis indigestaque, O.: ingenti mole Chimaera, V.: taurus ipsā mole piger, Iu.: tantas moles tollere, seas , V.: in mole sedens, cliff , O.: magna unius exercitus, L.: Nemeaea, i. e. the lion , O.A massive structure, pile, dam, pier, mole, foundation : moles atque aggerem ab utrāque parte litoris iaciebat, Cs.: moles oppositae fluctibus: exstructa moles opere magnifico, monument : insanae substructionum moles, enormous piles : molem aggeris ultra venire, Iu.A battering-ram, munitions of war : oppugnat molibus urbem, V.: belli, Ta.—Fig., greatness, might, power, strength, great quantity : pugnae, L.: curarum, Ta.: mali: Vis consili expers mole ruit suā, H.: densā ad muros mole feruntur, a vast throng , V.: ingens rerum, fabric , O.Difficulty, labor, trouble : transveham naves haud magnā mole, without great difficulty , L.: Tantae molis erat Romanam condere gentem, so much labor did it cost , V.: quantā mole parentur Insidiae, O.

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