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alveus ī, m

alvus, a hollow, cavity, excavation: vitiosae ilicis, V.—Esp., of a river, a bed, channel: fluminis, V. — Meton., a trough, tray: fluitans, L.—Of a ship, a hold, hull: alvei navium, S.A small ship, boat: accipit alveo Aeneam, V.A bathroom, with a step at the bottom, which the bather could use as a seat: in balneum venit ... ut in alveum descenderet.—A bathing-tub, bathtub: alveus impletur aquis, O.A bee-hive, Tb.

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