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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Corinthian capital, the word originally
meaning a basket.

Corinthian order, one of the five orders
of Architecture.

Cornice, the upper assemblage of mem^
bers in an entablature, commencing at
the frize ; each order has its particular
cornicej with suitable enrichments. To
the Tuscan it is quite plain ; to the Doric
are added mutules ; the Ionic has den-
teles ; theCorinthianmoiii\\iox\§; the Com-
posite has both denteles and modillions.
See plate 9, 10.

Corona, a large fiat and strong member
in a cornice, called also the Drip, or
Larmier ; its use is to screen the under
parts of the work, and, from its shape,
to prevent the water running down the
column ; it has always a large projection
to answer its proposed use. The under,
or horizontal partof the corona, is called
the Soffit, and admits of various degrees
of ornament, according to the richness
of the order.

Corridob, a gallery or passage in large
buildings, which leads to distant .apart-*
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