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Toral, Torālé

A piece of cloth attached to the front of a dining-couch and extending from the mattress (torus) to the floor. It was usually of plain white cloth, so as to be readily washed (Hor. Sat. ii. 4, 84); but in the houses of the rich it was often of costly material, gold tissue or embroidery (Lamprid. Elagab. 19).

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