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fulcrum , i, n. fulcio,
I.the post or foot of a couch (a bed or an eating-couch), a bedpost: “eburnum,Prop. 2, 13, 21 (3, 5, 5 M.); Ov. P. 3, 3, 14; Gell. 10, 15, 14: “tricliniorum pedibus fulcrisque,Plin. 34, 2, 4, § 9: “aurea fulcra,Verg. A. 6, 604; Suet. Claud. 32; cf. “plutei,Prop. 4 (5), 8, 68.
II. Transf. (pars pro toto), a couch at table, bed-lounge, Prop. 4 (5), 7, 3; Juv. 6, 22; 11, 95: “plumeum,Amm. 28, 1, 47.
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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 6.604
    • Suetonius, Divus Claudius, 32
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 34.9
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 10.15.14
    • Ovid, Ex Ponto, 3.3
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