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ductor, ōris, m. [id.], a leader, commander, chief, general (class.; a favorite word of Vergil, used by him more than 20 times; cf.: dux, imperator, princeps, praetor, praefectus, etc.): exercitus, Cic. Tusc. 1, 37; Liv. 1, 28: itineris, a guide, id. 7, 41; 10, 21 fin.; Verg. A. 2, 14; 8, 6; 129 et saep.; cf. apum (in their battles), id. G. 4, 88; of the leaders in warlike games, id. A. 5, 133; 249; Suet. Tib. 6: classis, a pilot, Verg. A. 6, 334; Ov. M. 12, 574: aquarum Tibris, the king of rivers, Stat. S. 3, 5, 112. —

II. One who extends, draws out: ferreus, poet. for iron - worker, Auct. Priap. 32, 13; cf. Vulg. Num. 10, 31.