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Pala


1.

A spade with an iron blade used for gardening and digging in the earth (Colum. x. 45).


2.

A modern shovel of the same form, used for winnowing grain (Cato , R. R. 11). The shape of the pala is shown in the accompanying illustration.


3.

The bezel of a ring (De Off. iii. 9).

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