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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reversa, or ogee ; 4th, the cyma recta ;
5th, the cavctto, or hollow ; 6th, the
ovolo, or quarter round; 7th, the scotia;
8th, the torus. See plate 8. For gene-
ral observations on mouldings, their dis-
position, &c. see page 41, &c.
Mutule, an ornament in the Doric cor-
nice, answering to a modillion in the


Naumachia, the representation of a sea
fight, which was at first made in the
circus maximus, but afterwards elsewhere.
Augustus dug a lake for this purpose
near the Tiber ; and Domitian built
a Naval Theatre.

Niche a cavity or hollow in a wall for
statues, &c.

Nymph^eum, grottos, or buildings orna-
mented with statues, fountains, &c. and
dedicated to the nymphs. These were
perhaps occasionally the entrance to
private or retired baths.
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