supported by elegant columns: in these
galleries were shops, where the finest
wares were sold; in the middle was a large
space for the convenience of merchants
and men of business; at one end was
the tribune, where causes were heard,
and other public business transacted.
In parts of this building also the lawyers
or counsellors had apartments. These
structures having frequently been con-
verted into christian churches, they,
from them, have obtained the name of
Foot. See Measure.
Frize, or Frise, the middle member of
an entablature, having the architrave
below, and the cornice above.
Frontispiece, sometimes signifies the
whole face or aspect of a building, but
is more properly applied to the deco-
rated entrance of a house.
Fust, the shaft of a column, or that part
which is between the base and the