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- noun Same as
- noun [capitalized] In conchology, a genus of bivalve mollusks.
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- noun A
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The work itself and later apologies for the institution mention among the instruments of torture a comb and scissors for cutting the victim's hair, an _auriscalpium_ for his ears, a knife for cutting his nails; while the ceremony further appears to include the adornment of the youth's chin with a beard by means of burned cork or other pigment, and the administration, (p. 120) internal or external, of salt and wine. "
Life in the Medieval University Robert S. Rait