Definition of Scamillus. Meaning of Scamillus. Synonyms of Scamillus

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Definition of Scamillus

Scamillus
Scamillus Sca*mil"lus, n.; pl. Scamilli. [L., originally, a little bench, dim. of scamnum bench, stool.] (Arch.) A sort of second plinth or block, below the bases of Ionic and Corinthian columns, generally without moldings, and of smaller size horizontally than the pedestal.

Meaning of Scamillus from wikipedia

- butchery zone of a medieval street market, from the butchers' benches (Latin scamillus "low stool, a little bench"). The word refers to a situation that is seen...
- sculptor's chisel when finishing the heads or feet on the relief; this scamillus or guide strip is the best evidence there is that the blocks were carved...
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