boring into or cutting wood, as certain insects.
(of certain insects, insect larvae, etc) cutting or boring into wood
(in ancient greek and roman architecture) a covered portico, as a promenade. (in an ancient roman villa) a garden walk planted with trees. historical examples chambers’s twentieth century dictionary (part 4 of 4: s-z and supplements) various noun a long portico, esp one used in ancient greece for athletics (in ancient rome) a covered garden […]
a surgical instrument for scr-ping bones. noun a surgical instrument for scr-ping bone; surgical rasp or file n.
xyst. historical examples roman antiquities, and ancient mythology charles k. dillaway