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A projecting rectangular block or bracket situated above the triglyph and beneath the corona of a Doric cornice.
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(Architecture) architect one of a set of flat blocks below the corona of a Doric cornice. Compare modillion
[C16: via French from Latin mūtulus modillion]
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a projecting flat block under the corona of the Doric cornice, corresponding to the modillion of other orders.
[1555–65; < Latin mūtulus modillion]
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