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  • noun a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity


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  • Aedes Orientem spectantes vir nobilissimus, inhabitet, et curet ut sit aer clarus, lucidus, odoriferus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • He or he, or whosoever then labours of this malady, by all means let him get some trusty friend, [3427] Semper habens Pylademque aliquem qui curet Orestem, a

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Perinde agit ac siquis de calceo sit sollicitus, pedem nihil curet.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • = For the use of mythological figures as character types, compare _RA_ 589 'semper habe Pyladen aliquem qui curet Oresten' and Martial VI xi 9-10 'ut praestem Pyladen, aliquis mihi praestet Oresten./hoc non fit uerbis, Marce: ut ameris, ama'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • In the style book of the Journal of the American Medical Association I find many other spellings that would shock an English medical author, among them curet for curette, cocain for cocaine, gage for gauge, intern for interne, lacrimal for lachrymal, and a whole group of words ending in - er instead of in - re.

    Chapter 8. American Spelling. 2. The Influence of Webster

  • Amphitruo alius, qui forte ted hinc absenti tamen tuam rem curet teque absente hic munus fungatur tuom. nam quod de illo subditivo Sosia mirum nimis, certe de istoc Amphitruone iam alterum mirum est magis.

    Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives

  • Agamemnon cannot restrain himself and even bursts into verse in the course of this disquisition on the decadence of oratory: artis severae si quis ambit effectus mentemque magnis applicat, prius mores frugalitatis lege poliat exacta. nec curet alto regiam trucem vultu cliensve cenas impotentium captet nec perditis addictus obruat vino mentis calorem, neve plausor in scaenam sedeat redemptus histrionis ad rictus. sed sive armigerae rident Tritonidis arces, seu Lacedaemonio tellus habitata colono

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • We may note on the other hand that a rubric in the official "Rituale Romanum" enjoins that the priest ought to see that unbecoming or ridiculous names of deities or of godless pagans are not given in baptism (curet ne obscoena, fabulosa aut ridicula vel inanium deorum vel impiorum ethnicorum hominum nomina imponantur).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • By-and-by, the paroxysms are less frequent, in proportion as the curet approaches.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Or Ten Years Later being the completion of "The Three Musketeers" And "Twenty Years After"

  • "Sacrista curet quod _Libri bene ligentur et haspentur_," &c. In Chaucer's time, one would think that the fashionable binding for the books of young scholars was

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance


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