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TEANUM APULUM

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 486 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TEANUM APULUM, an ancient town of Apulia, Italy, on the road between Larinum and Sipontum, i8 m. E. of the former, at the crossing of the Fortore near the modern village of S. Paolo di Civitate. It was called Teate in earlier times, as appears from its numerous coins, which have Oscan legends. It submitted to Rome in 318 B.C., being then the chief town of Apulia. It was afterwards known as Teanum Apulum, and was a municipium. Some ruins and an old bridge over the Fortore still exist. TEA-POY (Hindustani tepai), a small table, supported upon a tripod, or even upon four legs, for holding a tea-service or an urn. The word was also sometimes applied to a large porcelain or earthenware tea-caddy, and more frequently to the small bottles, often of Battersea enamel, which fitted into receptacles in the caddy and actually contained the tea.
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