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n.1.(Arch.) A stone placed on the impost of a pier for receiving the first stone of an arch.
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Alternative names for the same type of structure include columella (Westermaier, 1890), coussinet or pedicule (Guignard, 1901), promontoire (Soueges, 1910), pedestal (Palm, 1915; Gaumann, 1919; Capeletti, 1927), and Antipodensockel (antipodal pedestal: Haeckel, 1930).
L'interieur est dote de sieges en fibre de carbone recouverts de cuir couleur ebene avec des empiecements coussinets et un motif transversal.
M]ademoiselle Emma tachait a coudre des coussinets.