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in the respective families, and guaranteed to the holders all the accommodations and offices of friendship when visiting at the house of the holder of the other portion.
Plautus refers to the custom.
See Adam Clark in his comments on this passage, and the authors referred to by him.
Secret voting was practiced by the ancient Greeks and modern Venetians, from the latter of whom we derive the term ballot.
A tract, The benefit of the ballot, was published by Marvell in 1693.
A metal-worker's hammer with a spherical peen.
An implement for extracting bullets from the barrel of a gun in cases where it would be dangerous or impossible to expel them by firing.
It is screwed on to the end of the ramrod, which, being turned, causes the screwthreaded pointed end of the ball-screw to enter the bullet, which is then withdrawn by pulling the ramrod.
The common form is shown at a, Fig. 549.
Witzleben's ball-screw, b, has two ja