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cervus (old orthogr. cervŏs ; cf. Quint. 1, 7, 26), i, m. kindr. with cornu and carina,
II. Transf. (from resemblance to the horns of a stag; cf. Varr. L. L. 5, § 117 Müll.): cervi, forked stakes. *
A. As supports of the vine, Tert. Anim. 19.— More freq.,
B. In the art of war, as a protection against the enemy, a chevaux-defrise, Caes. B. G. 7, 72; Liv. 44, 11, 4; Tib. 4, 1, 84; Sil. 10, 414; Serv. ad Verg. E. 2, 29.
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