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  • “Camicia,” first found in St. Jerome: — “Solent militantes habere lineas, quas Camicias vocant.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Cerastes serpens dictus, eo quod in capite cornua habeat similia arietum; KERATA enim Graeci cornua vocant: sunt autem illi quadrigemina cornicula, quorum ostentatione, veluti esca, inlice sollicitata animalia perimit.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Sed hominis levitatem Jupiter perspiciens, at tu (iniquit) esto bombilio, &c. protinusque vestis illa manicata in alas versa est, et mortales inde Chrysalides vocant hujusmodi homines.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Qui mihi mittunt munera, ad prandium, ad coenam vocant.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Pliny, in his third book, says that from time immemorial the people of the southern coasts of Spain believed that the sea had forced a passage between Calpe and Abila: “Indigenæ columnas Herculis vocant, creduntque per fossas exclusa antea admisisse maria, et rerum naturæ mutasse faciem.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Quot vivos vocant, mortuos plangunt, fulgara frangunt; so on to the past and future tenses, and for how many nights, days, and years!

    Roundabout Papers

  • Quidam vocant hoc mare lacum Asphaltidis, alij fluuium Dæmonum, aut flumen Putre.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Et alibuantò altius, per eiusdem montis ascensum est vetus Capella, quam vocant Eliæ

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Adrianus Imperator extruxit, sed non ad formam templi prioris: prædictum tamen excelsum in medio templi locum vocant Iudæi sanctum sanctorum.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Deserto, intratur terra Ægypti, quam ipsi Canopat vocant, et aliqui

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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