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scăbellum (scăbillum ), i, n. dim. scamnum; cf. Quint. 1, 4, 12.
I. A low stool, footstool, cricket, Varr. L. L. 5, 35, 46 fin.; Cato, R. R. 10, 4; Vulg. Psa. 98, 5; id. Isa. 66, 1.—
II. Transf., an instrument of the nature of the castanet, played on by the foot, esp. used in dramatic representations, Cic. Cael. 27, 65; Suet. Calig. 54; Arn. 2, 73; Aug. Mus. 3 init.
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