half column

half column

[′haf ¦käl·əm]
(architecture)
A column projecting from a wall by about half its diameter.

half column

half columns
An engaged column projecting approx. one half its diameter, usually slightly more.
References in classic literature ?
Underneath this glorious scroll came nine and a half columns of narrative, in which appeared the first, last, and only account of the history of the planet, so far as one observer could draw it, during one long day of its existence.
The boxes are informative, but inevitably present snippets of material--fourteen lines of a half column can do no more than introduce readers to Vercingetorix.
b) use up to 146 advertising columns than half column (50 percent of a column as a general point, also illuminated)
Despite the seriousness of this situation, it was given one small half column on page 14.
Although a few entries are longer, most cover no more than a half column to one and a half columns.
Buried inside I found a half column about the new budget for Montgomery County, the wealthiest and most important county for the newspaper's financial success.
Brad pillars and half column profiles support this heavily symbolic partition.
I've been resorting to dictionaries quite often in preparing this issue of LawNow, but that ultimate arbiter, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), has a whole column just on ethics, and goes on for another half column or so on variations.
The masthead of the inaugural issue, January 1977, occupied a mere half column.
16) John Gibson's colossal Mars and Cupid was placed in the Painted Hall and Thorvaldsen's Venus awaited its new home in the Morning Room, lit by a lamp made from a piece of marble discarded from Canova's Endymion, a gift from the Duke's stepmother, and accompanied by Duchess Georgiana's mineral cabinets and precious half columns and vases.
A review of the performance should have occupied most of the two half columns allocated.
That room led into a hallway that looked like a Polynesian bar made out of half columns, and it became a curving form like a teardrop.