attollent

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attollent

(əˈtɒlənt) or

attollens

adj
(of muscle action) lifting up or raising
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Ter sese attollens cubitoque adnixa leuauit, ter reuoluta torost oculisque errantibus alto quaesiuit caelo lucem ingemuitque reperta .
Thessalis haud aliter bello gavisa recenti, cui gentile nefas hominem renovare canendo, multifida attollens antiqua lumina cedro nocte subit campos versatque in sanguine functum vulgus et explorat manes, cui plurima busto inperet ad superos.
But most significantly, the newly animated statue is truly dependent upon the artist, who becomes the center of her universe; for she sees him and the light of day at the same time: "timidumque ad lumina lumen / attollens pariter cum caelo vidi amantem" (X, 293-94).