Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, an astragal. Also colarin.
- n. The cylindrical part of any decorative capital. Thus the more elaborate Ionic style, as in the Erechtheum at Athens, has a broad band decorated with anthemions below the coussinet and between the volutes, and this is sometimes called
“Having meanwhile given his attention to architecture, he began the first cloister of the Monastery of Cestello, and executed that part of it that is seen to be of the Ionic Order; placing capitals on the columns with volutes curving downwards to the collarino, where the shaft of the column ends, and making, below the ovoli and the fusarole, a frieze, one-third in height of the diameter of the column.”
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