Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bandlet.
- n. architecture A small band or fillet; any little band or flat moulding, compassing a column, like a ring.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A small band or fillet; any little band or flat molding, compassing a column, like a ring, and usually at the top of the column; an annulet.
- French bandelette, diminutive of bande. See band and bendlet. (Wiktionary)
“Their long, graceful drapery was as white as snow; and each wore loosely, beneath the rounded bosom, a dark-blue zone, or bandelet, studded, like the skies at midnight, with little silver stars.”
“Roman empress, shod with light sandals, from which issued the beautiful naked feet, and the toes adorned with costly rings, her exquisitely moulded arms ornamented with massive gold bracelets; her short curly hair fastened together by a gold bandelet, which rose over the forehead in the shape of a diadem, bejewelled with precious diamonds; the mantle of purple, fringed with gold and placed on the shoulders -- was in this costume of such a wonderful beauty, that men gazed at her with astonishment and women with envy.”
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A bunch of -let words, emphasis on the diminutive. Feel free to neologize.
A list of terms pertaining to columns employed in architecture.
Decorative trims and moldings and their elements, from room-scale to whole-building-scale, including, of course, ovolo.
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