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,
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-
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