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Rostrum Rostra Rosy


~ ROSTRA   id+ | PLACE or PODIUM TO
                 "SHOW FACE " or
                 TO TAKE A STANCE or STAND |
  hx> ELEVATED PLATFORM IN TO ROMAN FORUM
      used by ROMAN SPEAKERS as a PODIUM
      lat ROSTRA = plural for BEAK or
                   also PROW OF SHIPS or
                        PROA in sp
      ROSTRUM      singular or
                   PROBOSCIS
      hx> the Roman Consul MAENIUS [#] in 338 BC
          destroyed PIRATES LIVING IN THE AREA OF
      ANZIO on the coast of ANTIUM and returned with
      the BRONZE PROWS of BEAKS of their SHIPS which
      were attached to a SPEAKERS PLATFORM OF THE
           FORUM ROMANUM
           note MARK ANTHONY HAD THE TONGUE OF
                CICERO NAILED ON THE ROSTRA
~ ROSTRO   in sp FACE from BEAK or SNOUT
           hx> ROMAN WAR GALLEYS OFTEN HAD
               A ROSTRUM or BEAK LIKE CURVED PROW
~ ROSTRUM  FACE from lat ROSTRA = BEAK
           ply> | MUCH OF THE CHARACTER OF A FACE
                  IS IN ITS BEAK OR NOSE |
           hx> IN ANCIENT ROME A SPEAKERS PODIUM
               WAS CALLED ROSTRUM SINCE IT OFTEN WAS
           DECORATED WITH PROWS OR ROSTRA OF ENEMY SHIPS
~ ROSY     DIMINUTIVE FOR ROSE  A POPULAR NAME
  

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