Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, a sheriff's return to a process, that the person it requires him to take into custody is too dangerously ill to be moved.

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  • Now we have a fragment in the epic style containing a simile at once original and beautiful: haec ait et tremulo deduxit vertice canos consecuitque genas; oculis nec defuit imber, sed qualis rapitur per vallis improbus amnis, cum gelidae periere nives et languidus auster non patitur glaciem resoluta vivere terra, gurgite sic pleno facies manavit et alto insonuit gemitu turbato murmure pectus. [

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • DimittssntfloremJ] V. 757. iS'0/dimittit languidus Ignes,

    T. Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex

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