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TAMBOUR (Fr. for " drum " )

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 388 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TAMBOUR (Fr. for " drum " ), the term in architecture given to the inverted bell of a Corinthian capital round which were carved the acanthus leaves decorating it: applied also to the wall of a circular structure, whether on the ground or raised aloft on pendentives and carrying a dome; and to the drum of a column which is built in several courses.
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