elephantine column

elephantine column

A large round or square column that has a broad base and tapers toward the top, found in many bungalow-style homes.
See also: Bethlehem column
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There is more-- from an idiot tethered in a courtyard, beating his enormous penis on the ground, to a mother whose legs resemble "bruised, elephantine columns covered with open wounds in which the larvae of flies and worms had made their nests.'