claudere

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Main Entry: clois * ter Word Origin: Middle English (in the sense 'place of religious seclusion'): from Old French cloistre, from Latin claustrum, clostrum 'lock, enclosed place', from claudere, 'to close'.
Bracchia et vulture teretisque suras integer laudo; fuge suspicari, cuius octavum trepidavit aetas claudere lustrum.
The phrase delitias pedibus claudere is a double entendre: it can refer to the tight metrical structure of poetry, as opposed to the sermo solutus of prose.