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A small, relatively thin column, often used for decoration or to support an arcade.

[French, diminutive of colonne, column, from Old French columpne, from Latin columna; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]
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Now, KFC is bringing the site to life in the graphic novel "KFC Presents: The Colonel's Adventure Comics," a limited edition comic being distributed around the Gaslamp Quarter by costumed Colonels and Colonettes on Friday, July 10.
Outside carries an effortless opulence - raised surrounds, colonettes with Corinthian capitals, along with raised pilasters, quoins and keystones.