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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the anc. Gr. theater, one of two passages at the two extremities of the stage, separating the stage-buildings from the cavea or auditorium, through which the chorus regularly entered the orchestra, and which served also as entrances for the public.
  • n. In the anc.Gr.drama: The entrance of the chorus into the orchestra.
  • n. The song of the chorus. with an accompaniment of dancing or rhythmical movement, on entering the orchestra.
  • n. An external gallery or gangway, running from stem to stern on each side of an ancient Greek war-ship, outside the bulwarks, and supported on brackets over the water.

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