from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pegme.
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This investigation has shewn that three of the words applied to the preservation of books, namely, _nidus_, _forulus_, and _loculamentum_, may be rendered by the English "pigeon-hole"; and that _pegma_ and _pluteus_ mean contrivances of wood which may be rendered by the English "shelving."
When the blind _delator_, Catullus Messalinus, is summoned to give his advice concerning the gigantic turbot: nemo magis rhombum stupuit; nam plurima dixit in laevom conversus, at illi dextra iacebat belua. sic pugnas Cilicis laudabat et ictus et pegma et pueros inde ad velaria raptos (iv.
The “pegma” was a piece of machinery used on the stage for the purpose of aiding the ascents and descents of the Gods there represented.] [Footnote V. 7: _Losing two right ones_) -- Ver.