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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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Liverpool BID Company, in collaboration with St Nick's (also known as Liverpool Parish Church), commissioned city gallery and art organisation, dot-art, to give local artists a unique opportunity to have their work showcased on The Liverpool Plinth.
Gold Lame, an art installation by disabled artist Tony Heaton, is unveiled on a plinth in Liverpool's St Nicholas Church Gardens.
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The development of an arts centre in Pendyris Street (old tram station site) off Clare Road and Taffs Mead Embankment means a focus site is already being established which can facilitate a plinth development plan.
The plinth will also serve as a stage for small performances and will occasionally be used for temporary sculptures in a similar way to the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.
The council are seeking to stamp out this "depressing image" of the city, by doubling the size of the plinth the statue sits on so that only the "most determined of vandals" would continue the practice that has taken place for around 30 years.
German artist Katharina Fritsch's ultramarine cockerel, designed to symbolise regeneration, awakening and strength, will take its place on the plinth in 2013.
A sculpture of a boy on his rocking horse, a working pipe organ, a giant Battenberg cake and a blue cockerel are on the Plinth shortlist
A different person had stood on the plinth every hour for 24 hours a day over 100 days.
It involves a different person taking their place on the plinth every hour, 24 hours a day for 100 days.
Sian Thomas, 26, from Llantrisant, is one of 2,400 people selected to perform on a topic of their choice on the plinth as part of the One and Other project, created by artist Anthony Gormley.