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I have found this possibly attesting hit:
- "clinare" in Titi Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex, by Titus Carus Lucretius, Thomas Creech, Richard Bentley
- "Quare etiam atque etiam paullum clinare necesse 'st corpora, nec plus quam minimum, ne fingere motus obliquos videamur, et id res vera refutet."
- See also W:De rerum natura, per which it is "a first century BC epic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience."
- The quotation appears to be one of Lucretius rather than one made by the collector Thomas Creech or the commentator or annotator Richard Bentley.
--Dan Polansky 16:34, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
- TLL has "quare etiam atque etiam paulum inclinare necessest". The GBS result is durably archived and the printed text is without OCR errors, but TLL's text could be from a younger printed edition, and this younger printed edition could indeed have "inclinare" in it and could be more reliable than the older edition from 1818 printed in Oxford. So this clinare could be comparable to punctus (genitive punctūs, sense point). -188.8.131.52 19:12, 18 June 2017 (UTC)