The Beaks; the stage or platform in the forum where
orations, pleadings, funeral harangues, etc., were delivered; -- so
called because after the Latin war, it was adorned with the beaks of
captured vessels; later, applied also to other platforms erected in
Rome for the use of public orators.
Hence, a stage for public speaking; the pulpit or platform
occupied by an orator or public speaker.
Any beaklike prolongation, esp. of the head of an animal,
as the beak of birds.
The beak, or sucking mouth parts, of Hemiptera.
The snout of a gastropod mollusk. See Illust. of
The anterior, often spinelike, prolongation of the
carapace of a crustacean, as in the lobster and the prawn.
Same as Rostellum.
The pipe to convey the distilling liquor into its receiver
in the common alembic.
A pair of forceps of various kinds, having a beaklike