Corinthian order

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Corinthian order
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Corinthian order

n.
The most ornate of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture, characterized by a slender fluted column having an ornate flared capital decorated with acanthus leaves.
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Noun1.Corinthian order - the last Greek orderCorinthian order - the last Greek order; similar to the Ionic order except the capital is decorated with carvings of acanthus leaves
order - (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
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Mr Twemlow's little rooms are modestly furnished, in an old- fashioned manner (rather like the housekeeper's room at Snigsworthy Park), and would be bare of mere ornament, were it not for a full-length engraving of the sublime Snigsworth over the chimneypiece, snorting at a Corinthian column, with an enormous roll of paper at his feet, and a heavy curtain going to tumble down on his head; those accessories being understood to represent the noble lord as somehow in the act of saving his country.
I wished to recline at full length in a cushioned invalid chair, with pictures about me and sumptuous furniture; with frescoed walls and gilded arches above me and vistas of Corinthian columns stretching far before me; with perfumes of Araby to intoxicate my senses and the slumbrous drone of distant noises to soothe me to sleep.
He ventured to differ, however, about the Corinthian columns which were to cling like leeches to the frames of the bow windows, saying that, for his part, he liked to relieve the facade by a bit of decoration.
A magnificent decadence, however, for the ancient Gothic genius, that sun which sets behind the gigantic press of Mayence, still penetrates for a while longer with its rays that whole hybrid pile of Latin arcades and Corinthian columns.
Each was composed of a miniature white Corinthian column over which was placed a cheap blue plastic laundry basket, topped by a Mike Kelley toy multiple, My Little Friend, 2007, the words I WATCH YOU printed on the box.
That is because the Corinthian column, although invented in Greece, was used rarely in their architecture.
I asked each child to stand straight, put their hands to their head and wiggle their fingers, creating the Corinthian column, with their fingers representing the fine leaf details at the top.
The sky is the limit but a good early pair of Corinthian column 15-inch high sticks from the last century by Walker and Hall or Dixons of Sheffield can be bought at auction for in the region of pounds 500-pounds 1,000, depending on condition.
Its marble facade was heavily carved and the columns were a Roman interpretation of the Greek Corinthian column.
HOLLAND'S PIES, the North West's best known producers of pies and puddings, is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring the Football Echo's Corinthian column for the 2009/10 season.
The Corinth Preservation Commission also bestowed upon Griffith its highest honor for historic restoration, the Corinthian Column Award.