（σχίδαξ). A shingle, used in early times for covering
houses in place of the tiles (see Tegula) that were
afterward commonly employed. Shingles were used in Rome until about the third century B.C.
(Pliny , Pliny H. N. xvi. 15).
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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