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- n. A low screen between columns, especially one that surrounds the choir of a church
- n. The free-swimming larvae of echinoderms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anc. Rom. arch., a barrier, as any construction of boards, osiers, grating, or other light work, placed between the columns of a portico; a light wall occupying the lower part of an intercolumniation; a balustrade or parapet crowning a building or a part of a building; also, a shelf fixed to the wall; the headboard of a bed.
- n. In ane. Rom. milit. engin.: Boards or planks placed on the fortifications of a camp, or on movable towers or other military engines, to form a kind of roof or shed for the protection of the soldiers
- n. A movable gallery on wheels, shaped like an arch-covered wagon, in which a besieging party made their approaches.
- n. In zoology, a larval stage of the echinopædia of certain echinoderms, as a holothurian, ophiurian, or echinid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large genus of fungi belonging to the family Pluteaceae; the shape of the cap resembles a roof; often abundant early in the summer
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