LUPUS FE´RREUS the grappling-iron used by the
besieged in repelling the attacks of the besiegers, and especially in
seizing the batteringram and diverting its blows. [ARIES] (Liv. 33.3; Veget.
de Re Mil. 2.25, 4.23.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities. William Smith, LLD. William Wayte. G. E. Marindin. Albemarle Street, London. John Murray. 1890.