1Rope-moulding carved to look like a rope, with twisted strands, found in Roman Antiquity (e.g. Corinthian Order of the thermae at Nîmes), but mostly associated with Romanesque architecture, especially around arches.
2Cabled fluting, cabling, ribbed fluting, rudenture, or stopped flute, consisting of convex mouldings set in the flutes of Classical column- or pilaster-shafts, between the fillets but not projecting beyond their faces, and seldom carried up higher than a third of the height of the shaft. Cabling occurs occasionally on unfluted shafts, so the cables are in relief, as in Borromini's Church of Sant'Ivo della Sapienza, Rome (1643–60).
cable From Romsey Abbey, Hampshire. (After Parker)