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1 Classical architectural enrichment derived from the shell of a scallop with many applications including the decoration of the quarter-spherical heads of arched apses and niches.

2 Romanesque moulding consisting of a series of convex lobes similar to a scale moulding, but in one series only, like the edge of an apron. A variety of it to a very large scale was used by Neo-Classical architects, often for friezes.

Subjects: Architecture.


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