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rostral column

a memorial column having sculptures representing the rams of ancient ships.
Origin of rostral column
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Near this, the base of the rostral column, Colonna Duilia, has been found.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • Opposite the entrance of the navy-yard, stands a rostral column of white marble with allegoric figures.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach

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