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furcŭla , ae, f. dim. furca, II..
I. A forked prop to support a wall when undermined: “suspenso furculis ab hostibus muro,Liv. 38, 7, 9.—
II. Furculae Caudinae , two lofty (fork-shaped) defiles near Caudium, where the Roman army, in the year A.U.C. 434, was hemmed in by the Samnites, now Casale di Forchia, Liv. 9, 2; 11; Flor. 1, 16; v. Caudium.
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