from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of imbrex.

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  • noun Plural form of imbrex.


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  • At the same time, he chose young men of the equestrian order, and above five thousand robust young fellows from the common people, on purpose to learn various kinds of applause, called bombi, imbrices, and testae [585], which they were to practise in his favour, whenever he performed.

    De vita Caesarum Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

  • Apart from many roof tiles (tegulae or flat tiles and Laconian imbrices, this means curved tile covering the joint between two flat tiles) this layer contained many regularly cut tuff blocks, which once had formed the vault of Room 46 (average dimensions: 0.35 by 0.25 by 0.14 m) and bag after bag of colored tesserae of the mosaic floor originally covering the floor of apsidal Room 50at the uppermost level (see Domestic Area: July 30-August 3, 2006) In this way, we further exposed the walls of Room 46, which becomes more impressive every day.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Domestic Area Report 5 2003


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