part of the oil and wine press [TORCULAR
]. The name is also
given to other presses, as (1) that used in making paper (Plin. Nat. 13.77
; cf. LIBER
): (2) the press for clothes used at the end of
the fuller's process [FULLO
when the clothes were sprinkled (Sen. Q. N.
1.3, 2) and laid
in presses, whence they were taken out ready to send home (Amm. Marc. 28.4, 19
). The prela in Mart. 2.46
; Claud. Epithal. Pal.
similar presses in the houses for keeping the clothes smooth and ready for
wear. The Greek name was ἶπος
10.135; cf. 7.41); and a later synonym was pressorium