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.
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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.
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.
Two rows of three columns each were connected by arcades that were taken up by corresponding half columns at the rear wall of the hall.
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.
Dear Editor, - As one and a half columns were given over to Richard Gibb's assertion that political parties have a duty to present policies to the electorate and that the Conservatives were failing in this duty, I trust you will allow me a few lines in reply.