- n. Plural form of vitta.
“As a child Julia would have had a more simple hairstyle than that worn by this adult alter ego, tied back with woolen bands vittae until it was long enough to be pinned up in the stiff nodus favored by her stepmother and aunt, which would have happened just as she was nearing the age of marriage.”
“Bivittate: with two longitudinal stripes or vittae.”
“As the cripple sat looking over the solemn, moaning ocean, awed by its brooding gloom, did he catch in the silvery starlight a second glimpse of the rose-colored veils, and snowy vittae, and purple - edged robes of the Parcae, spinning and singing as they followed the ship across the sobbing sea?”
“a macular band near the outer margin, and a less distinct marginal one, all brownish; head white; thorax white, with three black vittae; abdomen above rufous, with six transverse black spots, the sides varied with black and white; antennae black; femora red; tibiae and tarsi black.”
“(_infulae_) around its forehead, and long ribbons (_vittae_) depending from them.”
“a pæony; the fruit is distinguished by divided and interrupted vittae, which form a network on the surface.”
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“It must be of the right kind, sex, age, colour; it must go willingly to the slaughter, adorned with fillets and ribbons (_infulae_, _vittae_), in order to mark it off from other animals as holy; in the case of oxen, we hear also of the gilding of the horns, but this must have been costly and unusual. [”
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