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prēlum (prae- ), i, n. premo,
I.a press.
I. A press-beam for pressing grapes, olives, etc.; also, meton., a wine-press, oil-press (class.), Cato, R. R. 31: “cola prelorum,Verg. G. 2, 242 (prela trabes sunt, quibus uva jam calcata premitur, Serv.); Vitr. 6, 9; Plin. 18, 31, 74, § 317; Dig. 19, 2, 19.—
II. A press for smoothing clothes: “tua collucent prela lacernis,Mart. 2, 46, 3; cf. id. 11, 8, 5.
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