from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A missile bearing burning tow and pitch, used in antiquity and in the middle ages. It was thrown by a catapult or by hand.
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Livy fays, that a kind of - dart or miffive weapon, called falarica (L), was of fingular fervice to the Saguntines: on this occafion ".
_ This _pilum_ may have been, as Müller suggests, similar to the _falarica_ which Livy (xxi. 8) says that the