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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.

    A History of Greek Art


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