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apophyge, 2
apophyge, 1
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.
2. The hollow (i.e., scotia) beneath the echinus of some Classical capitals.
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