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plinth

1. the rectangular slab or block that forms the lowest part of the base of a column, statue, pedestal, or pier
2. the lowest part of the wall of a building that appears above ground level, esp one that is formed of a course of stone or brick
3. a flat block on either side of a doorframe, where the architrave meets the skirting

Plinth

A square or rectangular base for column, pilaster, or door framing to support a statue or memorial; a solid monumental base, often ornamented with moldings, bas-reliefs, or inscriptions.

plinth

[plinth]
(architecture)
The block forming the lowest member or base of a column or pedestal.
A slight widening at the base of a column or wall.
(geology)
The lower and outer part of a seif dune, beyond the slip-face boundaries, that has never been subjected to sand avalanches.

plinth

plinth, 1
1. A square or rectangular base for column, pilaster, or door framing.
2. A solid monumental base, often ornamented with moldings, bas reliefs, or inscriptions, to support a statue or memorial.
3. A recognizable base of an external wall, or the base courses of a building collectively, if so treated as to give the appearance of a platform.
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The proposals to revamp the monument and raise the size of the plinth it sits on have been put forward in an attempt to "reduce the incidence of vandalism".
23,2012 /PRNewswire/ --The tradition of viewing art is set to be transformed with today's launch of radical interactive content to accompany the new commission by Elmgreen and Dragset for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.
Summary: A sculpture of a boy on a rocking horse and a giant bright blue cockerel will take their place on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
Six works are in the running to win a position at what has now become one of Britain's most famous art displays on the London square's fourth plinth.
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The fine art student and former Shelley College pupil threw sweets to passers-by from the plinth at Trafalgar Square as part of Antony Gormley's 'One and Other' project.