annulet


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Synonyms for annulet

(heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle

molding in the form of a ring

a small ring

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The columns in Webster's third edition were unsurprisingly similar to those in the second, though someone put a shim in the definition for Doric, in which the echinus is separated from the shaft "by one or more annulets and supporting a square unmolded abacus." An annulet, it turns out, is "an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column." The fourth edition of The American Heritage Dictionary, that bastion of plain speaking, talks simply of "plain, saucer shaped capitals" in the Doric order but refers to "two opposed volutes in the capital" in the Ionic order.
Chlorion differs from the aforementioned genera by its smaller thoracic spiracles in relation to those of the abdomen, weakly pigmented anterior prothoracic annulet, and the head with both blotched areas and depressions in the front and clypeus (Evans 1964).
6, 10): Body robust (1 = 0.5 cm, w = 0.2 cm; abdominal segments divided into 2 annulets by a transverse crease.
14): Body robust (1 = 0.8 cm, w = 0.3 cm); abdominal segments divided into 2 annulets by a transverse crease.
In addition, the absence on capital C of a groove at the top of the echinus, or annulets or other type of decorative zone at the bottom of the echinus, gives the impression that the capital belongs to a very primitive stage of development before such features had become a general characteristic of Doric capitals.
The fluted necking, annulets, and groove at the top of the echinus of the original capitals were not replicated.