Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sliding; gliding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Slipping; sliding; gliding.

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  • adjective sliding; gliding

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The first is _EP_ III ii 5-6 'cumque labent alii _iactataque_ uela relinquant,/tu lacerae remanes ancora sola rati', where _iactata_ means 'storm-whipped'; compare Statius _Theb_ VII 139-41 'uento/incipiente ... laxi _iactantur_ ubique rudentes'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

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