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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, one using the strigil; one scraping dust and perspiration from his body, as a bather or an athlete. Famous representations in art are a statue by Polycletus and one by Lysippus.


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  • I hate it when that happens.

    January 6, 2009

  • Well, he won't notice since he has lost his fingers as well.

    January 4, 2009

  • a statue of an athlete scraping off oil and dust with a strigil.

    (This guy has lost his strigil)

    January 4, 2009