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CIPPUS (Lat. for a " post " or " stak...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 379 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CIPPUS (Lat. for a " post " or " stake "), in architecture, a low pedestal, either round or rectangular, set up by the Romans for various purposes such as military ,or mile stones, boundary posts, &c. The inscriptions on some in the British Museum show that they were occasionally funeral memorials.
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CIPHER, or CYPHER (from Arab. sifr, void)

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