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exōstra , ae, f., = ἐξώστρα.
I. A machine in the theatre, by which the back part of the stage was turned towards the spectators; transf. of any thing public: “quibuscum jam in exostra helluatur,Cic. Prov. Cons. 6, 14.—
II. A hanging bridge, applied by besiegers to the walls of a besieged city, Veg. Mil. 4, 21.
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