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κόχλι-ας , ου, , (κόχλος)
A.snail with a spiral shell, Batr.165, Achae.42, Phily Il.21, etc.; ἀπιστότερος εἶ τῶν κοχλιῶν, for they shrink into their shells on the least alarm, Anaxil.34, cf. Arist.HA523b11, 527b35; “ὥσπερ κ. σεμνῶς ἐπηρκὼς τὰς ὀφρῦςAmphis 13.3; βολβός, κτείς (codd. τις)“, κοχλίαςTheoc.14.17; “κοχλιῶν ἀγγεῖαPSI6.553.11 (iii B. C.).
II. anything twisted spirally,
1. automaton in form of snail, Democh.4 J.
2. reel, spool, roller, Bito 47.4, Gp.8.29.
3. screw, Bito 58.10; esp. for raising water, screw of Archimedes, Moschioap.Ath.5.208f, Str.17.1.30,52, D.S.1.34, 5.37, PLond.3.1177.73 (ii A. D.).
5. part of surgical machine, Orib.49.20.6.
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    • Homer, Iliad, 21
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.1.30
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.1.10
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 1.34
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 5.37
    • Procopius, de Bellis, 1.24
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