cushion capital

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cushion capital

A capital resembling a cushion that is weighted down; in medieval architecture, a cubic capital with its lower angles rounded off.
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cushion capital

1. A capital resembling a cushion that is pressed down because of weight on it.
2. In medieval, esp. Norman, architecture, a cubic capital with its lower angles rounded off.
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