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trochlĕa or troclĕa , ae, f. contr. from τροχαλία,
I.a mechanical contrivance for raising weights, a case or sheaf containing one or more pulleys, a block, Vitr. 10, 2; Cato, R. R. 3, 5; Lucr. 4, 905.—Prov.: trochleis pituitam adducere, q. s. to draw up phlegm with a hoisting-tackle, i. e. to hawk violently, Quint. 11, 3, 56.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 10.2
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 4.905
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 11, 3.56
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