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ANCON (from the Gr. ayi ww)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 951 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANCON (from the Gr. ayi ww), the anatomical name for " elbow "; " ancones " in architecture are the projecting bosses left on stone blocks or on drums of columns, to allow of their being either hoisted aloft or rubbed backwards and forwards to obtain a fine joint; the term is also given by Vitruvius to the trusses or console brackets on each side of the doorway of a Greek or Roman building which support the cornice over the same. A particular sort of sheep, with short crooked forelegs, is called " ancon " sheep.
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