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κεροῦχοι). The ropes which supported the yard of a ship, passing from it to the top of the mast. In some ancient monuments we see four, as in the following illustration, taken from

Vessel with Ceruchi. (From a Vatican MS. of Vergil.)

one of the pictures in the MS. of Vergil, which was given by Fulvius Ursinus to the Vatican Library.

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