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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient city of west-central Italy at the mouth of the Tiber River. According to legend, it was founded in the seventh century B.C. Ostia developed as a port after the first century B.C. and declined after the third century A.D.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. an ancient town in Italy at the mouth of the Tiber; the harbour of ancient Rome

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of ostium.

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