Rudiments of ancient architecture, containing an historical account of the five orders, with their proportions, and examples of each from antiques also, extracts from Vitruvius, Pliny, &c. relative to the buildings of the ancients — London, 1810 (4. Aufl.)

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Colonnade, a series or continuation of

Column, a round pillar used in Archi-
tecture, to adorn or support. Columns
are of five kinds; theTuscan, Doric, Ionic,
Corinthian, and Composite, each of which
has its particular proportion. The term
includes the base and the capital.

Composite order, one of the five orders
of Architecture.

Conge, a small moulding, which serves
to separate larger ones, called also List,
or Annulet,

Console,an ornamented block projecting
from the wall to support a bust, &c. and
is frequently seen cut on the key stone
of arches; it is also used sometimes un-
der a cornice to doors, windows, &c.

Contour, the outline of a figure, or piece
of Architecture.

Coping of a Wall, the top or covering
made sloping to throw off water.

Corbeille, carved work, representing a
basket with fruits or flowers, serving as
a finish to some other ornament. It
sometimes is applied to the vase of the
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