- the upper anterior portion of the head of an insect, above or behind the clypeus.
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Poetry, p. 25, which is of similar structure, we find the doubling of the frons.
In the first place may be mentioned those which have parallel arrangement of rhymes, and in which the frons is isometrical.
They are, however, found already in Provenal poetry, and consist of the forehead (frons) and the tail or veer (cauda).
Here the frons is connected with the cauda, which recurs in each stanza as a kind of refrain, by means of concatenatio.
If the frons precedes the versus, the same distinctions, of course, are possible between the two chief parts.
- an anterior cuticular plate on the head of some insects, in front of the clypeus
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