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|(Arch.)||A capital so sculptured as to appear like a cushion pressed down by the weight of its entablature.|
|A name given to a form of capital, much used in the Romanesque style, modeled like a bowl, the upper part of which is cut away on four sides, leaving vertical faces.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.