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pollice verso

[ pohl-li-ke -wer-soh; English pol-uh-see -vur-soh ]
/ ˈpoʊl lɪˌkɛ ˈwɛr soʊ; English ˈpɒl ə si ˈvɜr soʊ /
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adverb Latin.

with thumbs turned downward: the sign made by spectators calling for the death of a defeated gladiator in the ancient Roman circus.

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