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prōpugnācŭlum , i, n. propugno,
I.a bulwark, tower, rampart, fortress, defence (class.).
I. Lit.: “pontes et propugnacula jungunt,Verg. A. 9, 170; Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 34, § 88: “Siciliae,” i. e. the fleet, id. ib. 2, 3, 80, § “186: solidati muri, propugnacula addita,Tac. H. 2, 19: “moenium,id. ib. 3, 84: “navium,” i. e. ships furnished with towers, Hor. Epod. 1, 2; cf.: “armatae classes imponunt sibi turrium propugnacula,Plin. 32, 1, 1, § 3: “oppositum barbaris,Nep. Them. 6, 5: “domus ut propugnacula habeat,Cic. Fam. 14, 18, 2: propugnacula aequoris, dams or dikes, Stat. S. 3, 3, 101: “Cremona propugnaculum adversus Gallos,Tac. H. 3, 54.—
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