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- n. A cloak, worn in ancient times by the Gauls, early Germans, and Roman soldiers, made of a rectangular piece of (usually red) coarse cloth and fastened on the right shoulder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The military cloak of the Roman soldiers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A military cloak worn by ancient Roman soldiers and inferior officers, in contradistinction to the paludamentum of the superior officers. It was the garb of war, as the toga was the garb of peace.
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