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Properly a small channel or canal, and also used in the following special senses: to denote


the channel or barrel of a catapult (Vitruv. x. 15);


a splint (Cels. viii. 2);


the grooves carved on the face of a triglyph between the three uprights (femina, μηροί), while those at each end where the outside femina sank to the level of the metope were called semicanaliculi. See Canalis; Columna.

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