Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity: A leather wine-skin. A measure of capacity equal to 20 amphoræ. The “sack”: a punishment appointed for parricides, who, after being flogged and undergoing other indignities, were sewed up in a leather bag and cast into the sea. Under the empire a dog, a monkey, a cock, and a viper were placed in the sack with the criminal.
- n. The scrotum.
“The murderer of a parent was sewed up in a sack (culeus or culleus) and thrown into a river.”
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