Shall I recommend my young friend to wrap up the heads of his Vestals in a vitta?
Cells furnished with a narrow elongated band or vitta on each side, without fenestrae.
The vitta was at once the symbol and the talisman of chastity.
He laid a hand unsteady with its tremor of delight and young eagerness upon the vitta and it slipped off her hair.
vitta (plural vitt), the oil-tubes of the fruit of Umbellifer.