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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Crypto-porticus, a vaulted, subterrane-*
ous or obscure place ; also a enclosed
or private porticus, in dwelling houses,
for exercise, walking, &c. in bad

Cupola, a round roof or dome, in the
form of an inverted cup.

Cubiculum, a room, or bed-?chamber.

Curia, the hall or apartment in which
the legislature, or principal persons of
any district or parish {curiae), assembled,
both for religious and civil purposes,
and in principal cities, was near the
forum. The word is used now for courts
of justice, and legislature.

Cyma, Cima, or Cymatium, a species of
moulding, which is generally the upper
one to an entablature. There are two
sorts of this moulding, the cyma rectaA
and cyma reversa. See plate 8.


Decastyle, in ancient Architecture, a,
building with ten columns in front.

Dentele, an ornament resembling teeth,
used in the Ionic and Composite cor-*;
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