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PLINTH (Gr. ir)^fvOos, a square tile)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 841 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PLINTH (Gr. ir)^fvOos, a square tile), the term in architecture given to the lower mouldings of a podium, pedestal or skirting, also to any rectangular block on which a statue or vase is placed, and in the Classic Orders to the square block of moderate height, under the base mouldings of the column or pedestal.
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