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 Rossignol (French).Ro’ta or Rota Men. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ros’trum.
 
A pulpit; properly the beak of a ship. In Rome, the pulpit from which orators addressed the public was ornamented with the rostra or shipprows taken from the Carthaginians.   1
 


 Rossignol (French).Ro’ta or Rota Men. 

 
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