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phălangae and pălangae , ārum, f. plur., = φάλαγγες.
I. In gen., a pole to carry burdens on, carrying-pole, Vitr. 10, 3, 7: “proelium Afri contra Aegyptios primum fecere fustibus, quos vocant phalangas,Plin. 7, 56, 57, § 206; 12, 4, 8, § 17.—
II. In partic., a wooden roller, to place under ships and military machines for the purpose of moving them along (class.), Varr. ap. Non. 163, 23 sq.; Caes. B. C. 2, 10 fin.
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