from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A light two-wheeled Roman vehicle; a cabriolet.
  • noun In recent use, a cart with a step at, the rear.


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  • _cisium_, or light carriage for two persons, not much unlike in form to a light gig, in which they had placed the unhappy Julia, with a slight boy, the son of Caius Crispus, as the driver.

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 2 of 2)

  • _cisium_, for they had many sumpter animals along with them, and several spare chargers; and so much speed did they make, that Crispus had reached the summit of the ridge and commenced the descent before the pursuers had come up with Fulvius and the rear.

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 2 of 2)


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