caucias (1271-72)

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caucias (1271-72)

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1mil.penthouse, protection for besieging soldiers
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Les aunciens firent jadis un engin ke estrange gent e ceus ki sunt ore si apelent caucias. Cel engin deit estre fait de legiers fusts .viii. pez de lé e .vii. pez de haut e de .xvi. pez de long. E par teu manere de engins ou peres e ou dars par assaut percerent il les murs. E dedens esteient covert de quirs, de cedre e de autre chose, ke il ne fussent arz  134.7
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