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(architecture) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice

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mutule: a projecting, flat block under the corona under the Doric cornice, corresponding to the modillion of other orders.
cornice: the uppermost member of a classical entablature, consisting of a bed molding, a corona, and a cymatium, with rows of dentils, modillions, etc.
corona: the projecting, slablike member of a classical cornice supported by the bed molding or by modillions, dentils, etc.
The bill describes a bed with Corinthian pillars and a richly carved cornice, the frieze enriched with modillions and flowers, all of which is minutely described.