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A.Word.A.Day--loricate

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loricate (LOR-i-kayt) adjective

Covered with an armor, such as scales or bony plates on reptiles.

[From Latin loricatus, from lorica (protective covering, corselet), from lorum (strap).]

"The period movie stuffed with loricate soldiers, gladiators and emperors didn't need to defend itself against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Sunday, as `Gladiator' walked off with the Oscar for Best Picture at the 73rd Academy Awards." Kevin V. Johnson, Spizzerinctum Website, Mar 26, 2001.

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