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PLINTH (Gr. irXIctfos, a square tile), the term in architecture given to the lower mouldings of a podium, pedestal or skirting; also to any rectangular block on which a statue or vase is placed, and in the Classic Orders to the square block of moderate height, under the base mouldings of the column or pedestal.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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