from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In anatomy, an attollent muscle; a levator.
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His courage and steadfastness never fail him; he looks ever forward, confident in divine protection; the shield he carries is adorned -- a wonderful stroke of poetic genius -- with scenes of the future, and not of the past (viii. 729 foll.): talia per clipeum Volcani, dona parentis, miratur rerumque ignarus imagine gaudet attollens umero famamque et fata nepotum.
"Quantus Athos, aut quantus Eryx, aut ipse coruscis Quum fremit ilicibus quantus, gaudetque nivali Vertice, se attollens pater
When applied to a ilem or branch, it is not taken (hicliy, but is fo called, when it approaches to a perpendi - cular with the ground — fere ad perpendiculum ft - attollens.