Colum（ἠθμός, ἠθάνιον). A strainer or colander, used for straining wine, milk, olive-oil, drugs, perfumes, and other liquids. Such cola were made of hair, broom, or rushes (Verg. Georg. ii. 242, Ecl. x. 71; Colum. R. R. ix. 15, xii. 17, 19, 38). The cola employed for such domestic purposes, as straining wine, were sometimes made of linen, but frequently of some metal, such as bronze or silver. Such strainers are often represented in Greek vase-paintings; and several examples of elegant silver strainers of Greek workmanship have been found in the Crimea.
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