In architecture, having columns at both front and back or on each side, as some Greek temples.
Having the mandibular arch articulated with the hyoid arch and the cranium, as in the cestraciont sharks; said of a skull.
A “two-column (double-beamed [vertebra]) lizard” from Late Jurassic. Recent research suggests that this type of vertebra may be part of the huge Supersaurus skeleton found near the same site at Dry Mesa Dinosaur Quarry in Colorado, and so belongs to a diplodocid, not a brachiosaurid.
This fossil may really be a Supersaurus. Named by U. S. paleontologist James A. Jensen in 1985.
A massive piece of stone or wood laid immediately on the abacus of the capital of a column or pillar; now called architrave (in classical architecture, the lowest section of an entablature, which comes into contact with the top of the columns).
An entablature is the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof.
Having the mandible suspended by the hyomandibular, or upper part of the hyoid arch, as in fish, instead of directly articulated with the skull as in mammals; a reference to the skull.
1. A reference to a colonnade surrounding a building or an open space.
2. Referring to an open space; such as, a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade.
The screen of pillars surrounding a temple, forming colonnades along its sides.
These colonnades are found on the exterior of buildings; such as, in the classical Greek temple, and also within the courtyard of a Hellenistic or Roman house.
A peristyle court is a court with a roof around the sides supported by rows of columns and an open space in the center. The peristyle of the domus, typified by that of the "House of the Vettii" at Pompeii, which contained the private living quarters of the family.
Clustered around its colonnaded court were the oecus, "reception room"; cubiculai, "bedrooms"; alae, "recesses for private talk"; and tricliniai, "dining rooms".
1. The plate of bone which forms the posterior end of the vertebral column in most birds; the plowshare bone; the vomer.
It is formed by the union of a number of the last caudal vertebrae, and supports the uropigium.
2. The bone at the posterior end of the spinal column in birds, formed by the fusion of several caudal vertebrae.
stile, style, style
1. A set of steps used to cross over to the other side of a fence or a wall: "Mary climbed the stile and jumped down into the grass on the other side of the fence."
2. The vertical arms of a structure or frame upon which other pieces are fastened: "The builder created a stile so he could attach cross pieces and fashion a temporary ladder."
1. A distinctive manner of dress, speech, fashion, etc.: "Janice had a great sense of style and always looked very fashionable."
"Jim's style of speech was very casual and friendly and easy to listen to."
"The editorial style of the newspaper was sharp and incisive."
2. The pin on a sundial that casts a shadow and enables someone to tell the time: "The style on the sundial was perfectly positioned and the dial always told the correct time; except when there was no sunshine to cast a shadow."
To create or to design a distinctive manner of dress, etc.: "Virginia became a famous designer and would soon style fashions for the glitterati."
When Sarah went for a walk, she dressed in a comfortable country style; however, she didn't realize that she would have to climb over a stile to get back home.
1. Having the shape of a style; slender and pointed; such as, a styliform bone or appendage.
2. Having the form of, or resembling, a style, pin, or pen; styloid.
1. Referring to a Christian ascetic in ancient times who lived alone on top of a tall pillar.
2. One of a number of early Christian ascetics who lived unsheltered on the tops of high pillars.
stylography, stylograph, stylographic, stylographical
The art of drawing, writing, or engraving with a stylus or similar instrument.
1. Styloid process (change), a long and slender process from the lower side of the temporal (temple or side of the head) bone of man, corresponding to the tympanohyal and stylohyal of other animals.
2. Resembling a style in shape; slender and pointed; such as, the styloid muscles in carnivores.
3. Relating to, or designating any of several slender, pointed bone processes, especially the spine that projects from the base of the temporal bone.
A secondary structure found along contacting surfaces of adjacent calcareous rock layers, the contact zone appearing in cross section as a series of jagged interlocking up-and-down projections that resemble a suture or the tracing of a stylus.
An instrument for measuring columns.