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orca , ae, f. cf. ἄρχα,
I.a kind of whale, an orc, Plin. 9, 6, 5, § 12.—
II. Transf.
B. A tunnel used for throwing dice, a dice-box: “angusta,Pers. 3, 50: interim dum contemplor orcam, taxillos perdidi, Pompon. ap. Prisc. p. 615 P. (Com. Rel. p. 214 Rib.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Horace, Satires, 2.4.66
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 9.12
    • Persius, Saturae, 3
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