CORBEL

, in Architecture, the representation of a basket, sometimes seen on the heads of caryatides.

Corbel

, or Corbil, is also used, in Building, for a short piece of timber placed in a wall, with its end projecting out 6 or 8 inches, as occasion serves, in the manner of a shouldering-piece.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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COPERNICAN
COPERNICUS (Nicholas)
COPERNICUS
COR Caroli
CORBEILS
* CORBEL
CORBET
CORDON
CORDS
CORIDOR
CORNICE