Engaged column

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(Arch.) Same as Attached column. See under Attach, v. t.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A striking feature of the decorations consisted of several engaged columns set into the walls at no regular intervals, the capitals of each supporting a human skull the cranium of which touched the ceiling, as though the latter was supported by these grim reminders either of departed relatives or of some hideous tribal rite--Bradley could not but wonder which.
The Corinthian Capitel, mostly one different from the other, are of engaged columns. Above the archs, in the main aisle, there is a cornice which goes round the apse.
One can get to these chapels through four archs, which are crosswise and lean on three engaged columns. Only the first two chapels, beginning from the end part, are connected by a pointed arch.