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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Metope, the interval or square space be-
tween the triglyphs in the Doric frize.

Mezzanine, or Mezzetti, small or low
rooms, or stories between principal ones,
used as servants' apartments.

Minute, an architectonic measure, the
lower diameter of a column divided
into sixty parts, each part is a minute,
See module.

Modillion, an ornament resembling a
bracket, in the Corinthian and Compo-
site cornices. See Plate 9-

Module, an architectonic measure, the
lower diameter of a column divided into
two parts, one is a module, each module
is divided into thirty minutes; thus
either is not a determinate, but a pro-
portionate measure.

Monopteral, a round temple without a
cell. See page 61.

Mouldings, those parts which project
beyond the face of a wall, column, &c.
intended only for ornament, whether
round, flat, or curved: the regular
mouldings are, 1st, the list, or annulet;
2d, the astragal, or bead ; 3d, the cyma
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