from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, an ornamental molding at the base of any architectural feature, as a column, pedestal, or especially a wall.
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Below the capital the anta is treated precisely like the wall of which it forms a part; that is to say, its surfaces are plain, except for the simple base-molding, which extends also along the foot of the wall.
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