dealbatus

dealbatus

A coating of white cement or stucco (albarium opus), employed extensively by the ancient Romans as an ornamental facing to conceal rough stones or brickwork.
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Rabdotus dealbatus is a calciphile attracted to places with episodic water, such as culverts (Hubricht, 1985; Nekola, 2010).
dealbatus, both very large cicadas, and Sphecius grandis Say in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona, which hunt T.
On the question of blackness, the Venerable Bede wrote in the first century AD of the Aethiops dealbatus or whitewashed Ethiope, his heart purged of sins, and in the 1640s Richard Crashaw held the line that it is "no longer a forlorne hope / To wash an AEthiope," since "his gloomy skin a peaceful shade / For his white soule is made.