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Carnarium


1.

A larder.


2.

A bar or beam furnished with meat-hooks or pegs for hanging hams, bacon, etc. (Plaut. Capt. iv. 4.6).


3.

A ditch or fosse into which the bodies of the poorest classes of the people were thrown. See the curious account of one on the Esquiline Hill, in Lanciani, Ancient Rome in the Light of Recent Discoveries, pp. 64-67.

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