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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give warning to those without, to take
care ; the most ancient doors were nar-
rower at top than at bottom : they had
doors of two, three, and four leaves or

Drip. See Corona.

Drops or Guttce, in the Doric entablature,
are small pyramids or cones, immedi-
ately under the triglyph and mutule.


Echinus, is properly the egg and anchor
ornament peculiar to the Ionic capital:
it is sometimes used for the whole
moulding instead of ovolo.

Encarpus, used to express festoons of
fruits or flowers on frizes, &c. literally
means fruit only.

Entablature, an ornament or assem-
blage of parts, supported by a column
or pilaster over the capital: each order
of columns has a peculiar entablature
divided into three principal parts ; the
architrave, which is divided into two or
more facia, and rests upon the capital.

" The frize is next, and may be plain or
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