1. Cinefactus Censor

    Location:
    litore aureo
    Found this one whilst attempting to parse Lewis' Elementary Dictionary:
    maritali porrigere ora capistro, present his head to the marriage halter , Iuvenal Satura VI, 43
  2. Imperfacundus Cogidubnus was an inside job

    Location:
    U.S.
    Meaning ?

    Eta- ah, to put on the ol' ball-and-chain.
  3. Pacifica grammaticissima

    Location:
    Belgium
    Excitare fluctus in simpulo = to raise waves in a ladle = to raise a tempest in a teapot.

    Cicero, De Legibus, book 3.
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  4. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    E terra gubernare -- to steer (a ship) from land = to talk about what people who are in danger are doing wrong, while being perfectly comfortable/safe.

    context:
    itaque si quis est, qui, quod e re publica sit, suadere se mihi in eo bello, quod gesturus sum, confidat, is ne deneget operam rei publicae et in Macedoniam mecum ueniat. naue, equo, tabernaculo, uiatico etiam a me iuuabitur; si quem id facere piget et otium urbanum militiae laboribus praeoptat, e terra ne gubernauerit.

    (Livy 44.22)
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  5. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    This seems to also occur with "navigium":

    non sum is, Quirites, qui non existumem admonendos duces esse: immo eum, qui de sua unius sententia omnia gerat, superbum iudico magis quam sapientem. quid ergo est? primum a prudentibus et proprie rei militaris peritis et usu doctis monendi imperatores sunt; deinde ab iis, qui intersunt gerendis <rebus, qui> loca, qui hostem, qui temporum opportunitatem uident, qui in eodem uelut nauigio participes sunt periculi.
    (Livy, 44.22, the sentence before the "itaque, si quis est, qui, quod e re publica sit..." sentence)
  6. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    venalem linguam habere = to have a tongue for sale, i.e. to say whatever people who bribe you want you to say

    (in plerisque eorum, quae commemorata a Popilio essent, culpam non penes populum, sed penes paucos concitores uolgi esse dixit: eos, uenalem linguam habentis, decreta plena regiae adsentationis fecisse et eas legationes misisse, quarum Rhodios semper non minus puderet quam paeniteret.)

    Livy 45.10
  7. Araneus Umbraticus Lector

    Location:
    Norvegia
    Diem dicere alicui = to impeach or accuse someone. Also with gen. of the matter of the accusation, as in Suetonius (Divus Julius 12): Subornavit etiam qui Gaio Rabirio perduellionis diem diceret ...
  8. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    Dictu quam re facilius = Easier said than done
    It occurs twice, if I remember correctly, in Livy.
  9. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    leto dare aliquem = to give someone to death, i.e. to kill someone

    I found it in Ovid, but according to L+S it "often occurs".
  10. Pacifica grammaticissima

    Location:
    Belgium
    I've often seen it with morti (morti dare or tradere).

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