A metic must purchase the choice fruit; but a stranger may pluck for himself and his attendant.
"Laws" by Plato
You go too fas' for my 'rit'metic.
"The River's Children" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
Salts an' 'metics, not him!
"Peccavi" by E. W. Hornung
Then a crimson satin bag, containing letters for Metical Aga, his chief minister, sword-bearer, and favourite!
"The Life and Adventures of Bruce, the African Traveller" by Francis Head
The freed man, when liberated, does not become a citizen, but is only a non-citizen or metic.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4)" by George Grote