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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- an instrument usually of metal or ivory used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping the skin.

Usage examples (32)
  • They likewise made use of the instrument called strigil, which was a kind of flesh-brush; a custom to which Persius alludes in this line,
  • "Could a strigil have caused these wounds, Falco?"
  • "You will have to sponge, oil and strigil yourself, " he said.
  • These are rubbed well into the skin and then removed with the strigil. for more
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