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prae-pĭlātus , a, um, Part. [2. pila],
I.furnished in front, i. e. tipped with a ball or button (not before the Aug. per.).
I. Lit.: pila praepilata, Auct. B. Afr. 72: missilia, darts or javelins with a blunt point rounded like a ball, that they might not inflict wounds, something like our foils, Liv. 26, 51, § 17: “hasta,Plin. 8, 6, 6, § 17: “cornua,id. 9, 30, 50, § 95.—
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