Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make heavy; to increase.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See gredge.
  • Raw: only in the term grege silk.
  • n. Raw silk: a trade-name.
  • n. The raw silk of the domestic silkworm before the gum is removed: a trade or manufacturers' name which has been generally adopted.

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Examples

  • Nevertheless, this regularity is one of the principal factors of the value of a thread of "grege," and this to such an extent that badly reeled silks are sold at from twenty to twenty-five francs a kilogramme less than those which are satisfactorily regular.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887

  • Horace's Epicuri de grege, but let none add to it the sad spondee which ends the hemistich, "is more unsettling, since it mainly seems devoted to playing, through negation and elaborate periphrasis, with the possibility of referring to its subject as" an

    Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire

  • Horace's epistle to Albius Tibullus: me pingeum et nitidum bene curate cute vises, cum ridere voles, Epicuri de grege porcum.

    Notes on 'Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire'

  • The tenderness with which he treats the PIGS proves him to have been a sus Boeotiae; possibly Epicuri de grege porcus; for, as the poet observes,

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Et adduxerunt pecudes suas ad Joseph, et dedit eis Joseph panem pro equis, et pro grege pecudum, et pro armento boum, et pro asinis: et sustentavit eos pane pro omnibus gregibus illorum anno ipso.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • 'Me pinguem et nitidum bene curata cute vises, cum ridere voles, Epicuri de grege porcum.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • Cethegus autem per nuntios familiam atque libertos suos, lectos et exercitatos in audaciam, orabat, ut grege facto cum telis ad sese irrumperent.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Ceterum ex omni multitudine non amplius quadraginta memores nominis Romani grege facto locum cepere paulo quam alii editiorem, neque inde maxima vi depelli quiverunt, sed tela eminus missa remittere, pauci in pluribus minus frustrari; [316] sin

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • For this sense of _plenus_ ( 'abundant'), compare _Am_ I viii 56 '_plena_ uenit canis de grege praeda lupis', _Nux_ 91-92 'illa [the tree that is not near a road] suo quaecumque tulit dare dona colono/et _plenos_ fructus adnumerare potest', Hor _Sat_ I i 57, and Cic _Sex Rosc_ 6

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Maeoniumque bibat felici pectore fontem. mox et Socratico plenus grege mittat habenas liber et ingentis quatiat Demosthenis arma. hinc Romana manus circumfluat et modo Graio exonerata sono mutet suffusa saporem. interdum subducta foro det pagina cursum et cortina [314] sonet celeri distincta meatu; dein [315] epulas et bella truci memorata canore grandiaque indomiti Ciceronis verba minetur. his animum succinge bonis: sic flumine largo plenus Pierio defundes pectore verba.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

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