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  • n. Plural form of gutta.


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  • Fuchs emerges slowly with blurred or cloudy vision, tiny bumps known as guttae (GOO-tay) on the cornea's surface and, in severe stages, painful blisters on the corneal surface. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Numquid minutissima sunt grana arenae? sed si arena amplius in navem mittatur, mergit illam; quam minutae guttae, pluviae? et tamen implent flumina, domus ejiciunt, timenda ergo ruina multiuidinis, si non magnitudinis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The guttae, extending as wide as the triglyphs and beneath the taenia, should hang down for one sixth of a module, including their regula.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Corinthian columns, composed either of the Doric proportions or according to the Ionic usages; for the Corinthian order never had any scheme peculiar to itself for its cornices or other ornaments, but may have mutules in the coronae and guttae on the architraves according to the triglyph system of the Doric style, or, according to Ionic practices, it may be arranged with a frieze adorned with sculptures and accompanied with dentils and coronae.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Set off on the under side of the corona, vertically over the triglyphs and over the middle of the metopes, are the viae in straight lines and the guttae arranged in rows, six guttae broad and three deep.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • The height of the architrave, including taenia and guttae, is one module, and of the taenia, one seventh of a module.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • The face of this member is plain, except that along the upper edge there runs a slightly projecting flat band called a TAENIA, with regulae and guttae at equal intervals; these last are best considered in connection with the frieze.

    A History of Greek Art

  • Three rows of six guttae each are attached to the under surface of a mutule.

    A History of Greek Art

  • The Wikipedia entry on the subject's fascinating in the extreme: * Decorative stone features of Greek temples such as mutules, guttae, and modillions that are derived from true structural/functional features of the early wooden temples

    Boing Boing

  • Ad plenum calcentur: aqua eludabitur omnis Scilicet, et grandes ibunt per vimina guttae;

    P. Virgilii Maronis Opera


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