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ξύλον, ποδοκάκκη, χοῖνιξ). A sort of stocks or pillory for the confinement of criminals and the punishment of refractory slaves. Festus speaks of it as confining both the neck and the feet; but its form is uncertain. All that is known is that it had a framework of wood, with holes for hands, neck, and feet. See Plaut. Poen. v. 4, 99; Gell. xx. 1; and Aristoph. Eq. 1047.


νεῦρον). The string of a musical instrument.


A bowstring.

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    • Aristophanes, Knights, 1047
    • Plautus, Poenulus, 5.4
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 20.1
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