American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hollow concave molding at or near the base of a column.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A concave molding, used especially beneath the eye, as in the bases of columns between the fillets of the tori. It takes its name from the dark shadow formed by it. It is frequently formed in the best work by the junction of curved surfaces of different radii, or of curves which are not segments of a circle. Sometimes called
casement(erroneously casemate), and often, from its resemblance to the groove of a common pulley, trochilus. See also diagram under base, 3.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A concave molding used especially in classical architecture.
- n. Poetic Scotland.
- From Latin scotia, from Ancient Greek σκοτία (skotia, "dark, shadowy"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, from Greek skotiā, from feminine of skotios, dark, shadowy (from the shadow it casts), from skotos, darkness. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I stayed in the cheapest place available in all of jamaica, it's called the scotia guesthouse and cost 600 jamaican dollars, the rate was welcome after staying in expensive kingston for 10 days.”
“Admincrittur: "But [Subject Taught by Department with Huge Deficit in Same College] requires intellectual rigor that weaker students are not capable of." scotia: "So you are telling me that my subject does not require intellectual rigor?”
“(do a page search for "scotia") how odd that she would mention it in an article, and be sitting next to you? astronomical coincidence, if'n you ask me.”
“Admincrittur: "We need you to teach more students because your department can recruit them and you have to get the income subsidize the departments that attract fewer students." scotia: "We have exceeded our recruitment targets in every one of the last four semesters so rather than asking staff to teach more and weaker students we would like to recruit fewer students of higher quality and reduce our surplus.”
“Admincrittur: "But if you take fewer students [Department with Huge Deficit in Same College] will have to take more students." scotia: "That is what we want.”
“The service fee for the purchase is ususally $5 plus a likely shipping fee if you had to deal with a local scotia branch.”
“Canadian Silver Bug said ... majestic is slow to lower prices on the way down but rarely let the premium go over 1.75, today for example the price is 13.64 US and 15 at majestic which I think is quite fair, the 1 oz premium is 3 at scotia and up to 5 for maples.”
“Everything from high-end corned beef hash (if there is such a thing) to eggs benedict to pancakes to Irish steel cut oatmeal with berries and a fancy nova scotia salmon plate with bagels and creamcheese.”
“April 14, 2008 at 1: 40 pm the cabot strait to me is just the stretch of ocean from cape ray, newfoundland to cape north, nova scotia. the nearest land to it not being in canadian jurisdiction would be the french islands of st. pierre and miquleon off newfoundlands south coast. (you can see nova scotia from newfoundland on a clear day.) hugh says:”
“I wonder when the next run of maples is due because if they don't have any at the mint I can't see there being a lot in the system. like my post said the maples scotia had were resale being 2001 no new ones”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘scotia’.
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.
Another of my random palavery lists for terms and phrases that don't fit into any of my other lists.
These are lexical items new to me that I've discovered in actual use (i.e. not in dictionaries, lists, or this site).
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Looking for tweets for scotia.