Catchwork - definition of Catchwork by The Free Dictionary
|n.||1.||A work or artificial water-course for throwing water on lands that lie on the slopes of hills; a catchdrain.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And this brings me to the last but most obvious poetic/Alexandrian signifier encoded in Vergil's tableau, to that catchwork
of neoteric poetics, tenui in line 409: tenuique Minerva.