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mŏdĭŏlus , i, m. dim. modius, lit.,
I.a small measure; hence, transf.,
I. A kind of drinking-vessel, Dig. 34, 2, 37.—
II. A bucket on a water-wheel, Vitr. 10, 9: modioli gemelli, the boxes or cylinders of a forcing-pump, id. 10, 13.—
III. The nave of a wheel, Plin. 9, 4, 3, § 8; Vitr. 10, 4.—
IV. The box to receive the axle-tree of an oilmill, Cato, R. R. 20.—
V. A surgical instrument, a cylindrical borer with a serrated edge, a trepan, χοινίκιον, Cels. 8, 3 init.
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