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1 Convex projection (pulvinus) of part of a building, e.g. a frieze apparently bulging outwards as if under pressure, called cushion-course, cushioned, or pulvinated frieze, or even a bolster or pulvin.

2 Stone block on an impost, being the springer of an arch.

3 Corbel or pad-stone.

Subjects: Architecture.


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