Palmi et crinibus for palmis et crinibus. Tecti' fractis for tectis fractis. And what would be a greater liberty than to contract even men's names, so as to make them more suitable to verse? Moreover, they often contract words, not in obedience to any particular usage, but only to please the ear.

"Scipio invicte;" and likewise I myself in "Hoc motu radiantis ETESIAE IN Vada Ponti." This, however, would seldom be suffered among us, though the Greeks often commend it as a beauty. But why do I speak of a collision of vowels? for, omitting this, we have frequently contracted our words for the sake of brevity; as in multi' modis, vas' argenteis, palm' et crinibus, tecti' fractis, &c.

He tried to take it. It resisted; and, under cover of that little disturbance, the other hand dexterously whipped two pins out of her hair. The long brown tresses all her own fell over her eyes and down to her waist, and the picture of distressed beauty was complete. Even so did the women of antiquity conquer male pity "solutis crinibus."

"Leave it to your Uncle Stalky, and he'll have the Head on toast. If you say a word, Beetle, till I give you leave, I swear I'll slay you. Habeo Capitem crinibus minimis. I've got him by the short hairs! Now look as if nothing had happened." There was no need of guile. The school was too busy cheering the drawn match. It hung round the lavatories regardless of muddy boots while the team washed.

Litterarum secreta==litteras secretas, secret correspondence between the sexes, for this limitation is obvious from the connexion. Praesens. Immediate. Maritis permissa, sc. as a domestic crime, cf. Caes. B.G. 6, 19: Viri in uxores, sicut in liberos, vitae necisque habent potestatem. Cf. Beck. Gall., Exc. 1. Sc. 1. Accisis crinibus, as a special mark of disgrace, cf. 1 Cor. 11, 6.