from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (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.
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- noun architecture A small
bandor fillet; any little band or flat moulding, compassing a column, like a ring.
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- noun molding in the form of a ring; at top of a column
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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.