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corn-cob


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Carving of the woody receptacle to which the grains are attached in an ear of maize, used in a variation of the Corinthian Order invented by Latrobe for the US Capitol Building, Washington, DC, after 1814, and called the American Order. Corn-cobs recur as C19 finials, popularized by Latrobe's design.

Subjects: Architecture.


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