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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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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.
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.
The Italianate ashlar entrance - designed by Matthews and Lawrie between 1869 and 70 - features Corinthian columns forming three central arches, topped with keystones in animal designs.
There was an exquisite dark kamagong - narra escritorio with chest of drawers decorated with brass carrying-handles and ornate, beautifully carved Corinthian columns on the sides.
La Salle Building says: 'A triangular pediment crowns an entablature of cornice, frieze and architrave supported by Corinthian columns to create a three-bay portico main entrance...Wide, open-air portico wings extend from either side; the square openings on the third floor balanced over the rectangular openings of the upper floors' balustrade level.
The Treasury and the Monastery, another of the silent witnesses of time before Christ, both have unmistakable Hellenistic features, with ornate Corinthian columns and bas-relief Amazons.
The new portico featured six Corinthian columns rising from plinths that supported a triangular pediment bearing a royal coat of arms.
It consists of a circular colonnade of 21 unfluted Corinthian columns with three projecting rectangular porticoes and has now been restored thanks to thousands of pounds worth of grant funding.
It consists of a circular colonnade of 21 unfluted Corinthian columns with three projecting rectangular porticoes, and has now been restored thanks to thousands of pounds' worth of grant funding.