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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gastropods, variously limited.

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  • The ancient mythologists distinguished true dreams from false, by representing the former as passing through the "horny gate," (porta cornea,) the latter through the "ivory gate," (porta eburna.) -- Ed. [151] Pro loco et ordine simpliciter accipio, non autem pro basi The passage needs explanation.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • _B1_ unde rogas forsan fiducia tanta futuri sit mihi? quod fecit quisque tuetur opus, ut Venus artificis labor est et gloria Coi, aequoreo madidas quae premit imbre comas, 30 arcis ut Actaeae uel eburna uel aerea custos bellica Phidiaca stat dea facta manu, uindicat ut Calamis laudem quos fecit equorum, ut similis uerae uacca Myronis opus, sic ego sum rerum non ultima, Sexte, tuarum 35 tutelaeque feror munus opusque tuae.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • He begins by reading AVREA for the AENEA of most manuscripts, taking _uel eburna uel aurea custos_ to refer to the chryselephantine statue in the Parthenon, 'sed altius consideranti locum apparet de duplici statua Mineruae agi, altera eburnea, altera aenea'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • nec camera auratas inter eburna trabes, 10 nec mea Phaeacas aequant pomaria siluas,

    The Power of Song

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