quinquereme


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quinquereme

(ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈriːm)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an ancient Roman galley with five banks of oars on each side
2. (Nautical Terms) an ancient Roman galley with five banks of oars on each side
[C16: from Latin quinquerēmis, from quinque- + rēmus oar]
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141-54; Derek Gagen, 'Puppets and Politics: Rafael Alberti' Dos farsas revolucionarias' Quinquereme, 7 (1984), 54-73.
laundry, mauve, narcissus, obloquy, quinquereme, resume, sputum, underlay, varicosa, whelk, yarmulke or zabaglione.
The representation of a quinquereme probably occurred in the coinage of Baalshillem II (56): its use by Phoenicians is otherwise attested in the Diodorus' account of the revolt of Tennes: "Sidon has more than 100 triremes and quinqueremes.
Scale is evoked with numbers and measurements: two hundred and forty quinquereme prous: archers four cubits high(49) and five-cubit armoured statues; fifteen-foot torches; total height of a hundred and thirty cubits.