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fălārĭca (phal- ), ae, f. fala,
I.a sort of missile wrapped with tow and pitch, set on fire, and thrown by the catapult (cf. for syn.: “tragula, sagitta, sparus, spicula, telum, missile, etc.),Liv. 21, 8, 10 sq.; Sil. 1, 351; 9, 239; Luc. 6, 198; Veg. Mil. 4, 18.—
II. Transf., a similar missile thrown by hand, Verg. A. 9, 705; Enn. ap. Non. 555, 15 (Ann. v. 534 ed. Vahl.); Liv. 34, 14, 11; Grat. Cyneg. 342.
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