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  • Which were fastened in a Marble, cut into a squadrature, and euacuated for the Images to stand in their proportions, with two halfe Collumnes that is Hemiciles, one of either side, with a Trabet, a smal Zophor, and

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame Francesco Colonna


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  • All right. Someone explain to me why we need this word just to say "a square figure or shape." What's wrong with saying "a square figure or shape"? Or even--perish the thought!--"square"?

    Doesn't that do the job?

    Squadrature... Sheesh...

    February 2, 2007

  • Who says we *need* it? Just pronouncing the darn thing is its own reward, you ask me.

    Then again, maybe it's the use/utilize controversy in more elegant clothing.

    February 2, 2007