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A small curvature applied to the top or bottom of a column shaft where it expands to meet the fillet.
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The concave curve formed where the base or top of a classical style column curves inward to meet the shaft; tangent to the shaft and perpendicular to the fillet above.
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1. That part of a column where the shaft of the column springs from its base or where the shaft terminates at its capital; usually molded in a concave sweep; also called a scape or congé.
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