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and Liburnĭca (λιβυρνίς). A kind of light war-vessel, with two banks of oars and of little draught, carrying a mast amidships. Its shape was long and narrow, pointed at both ends, with a heavy ram. The pattern was taken by the Romans from the Liburnians, a piratical tribe on the Dalmatic coast. They are described in Aul. Gell. xvii. 3. See Liburnia; Navis.

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