canaliculation love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A minutely grooved or chambered formation.


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  • Not that the spiral form actually adds to the strength of a Lombardic pillar, by imitating contortions of wood, any more than the fluting of a Doric shaft adds to its strength by imitating the canaliculation of a reed; but the perfect action of the imagination, which had adopted the encircling acanthus for the capital, adopted the twining stemma for the shaft; the pure delight of the eye being the first condition in either case: and it is inconceivable how much of the pleasure taken both in ornament and in natural form is founded elementarily on groups of spiral line.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 Studies Of Wayside Flowers


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