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  • Hic de propè monstratur mons ille fertilis, mons ille pinguis, in quo de paucis panibus, et de paucioribus piscibus iussu Christi fuerunt saturati, quinque millia hominum.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Hic de prop� monstratur mons ille fertilis, mons ille pinguis, in quo de paucis panibus, et de paucioribus piscibus iussu Christi fuerunt saturati, quinque millia hominum.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • In combustion the “fatty earth” (terra pinguis) burns away, and in calcination it is driven off by the action of fire.

    1669

  • Johann Joachim Becher (1635–82) asserted that all bodies are composed of air, water, and three earths: terra lapida, terra mercurialis, and terra pinguis.

    1669

  • Aser, erit pinguis panis ejus, et ipse dabit delicias regis.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • The first step is to make an incision in the trunk, then they strip off a narrow bit of bark below the hole, so as to make a receptacle in which the milky juice, the _spuma pinguis_ of Pliny, can lodge and harden.

    Southern Arabia

  • The first sense is seen here and at _Tr_ I i 39, _EP_ I v 13, and at _Tr_ V i 71 'ipse nec emendo, sed ut hic _deducta_ legantur', and the second at _Ecl_ VI 4-5 'pastorem, Tityre, pinguis/pascere oportet ouis, _deductum_ dicere carmen', where _deductum ... carmen_ represents the [Greek: Mousan ... leptaleên] of Callimachus _Aetia_ I 24; Servius comments on the metaphor from spinning.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Let us emulate his calm, enjoy his enjoyment as he sprawls before us -- pinguis, iners, placidus -- in the pale twilight.

    Yet Again

  • VESPER adest, iuuenes, consurgite: Vesper Olympo exspectata diu uix tandem lumina tollit. surgere iam tempus, iam pinguis linquere mensas, iam ueniet uirgo, iam dicetur hymenaeus.

    Hymen, O Hymenaee

  • Effer aquam et molli cinge haec altaria uitta, 65 uerbenasque adole pinguis et mascula tura, coniugis ut magicis sanos auertere sacris experiar sensus; nihil hic nisi carmina desunt.

    Pharmaceutria

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  • L. pinguis = 1. fat, fatty, plump; 2. oily, sleek, greasy; 3. succulent, juicy; 4. prosperous; 5. fit; 6. full-bodied (wine); 7. luxuriant (growth); 8. fertile (soil); 9. full of goodness; 10. rich or full (sound); 11. thick in dimension or consistency; 12. turbid (murky), cloudy; 13. viscid (sticky); 14. slow-witted, dull, obtuse; 15. comfortable; 16. slothful.

    July 8, 2011