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Newelâ•… the central supporting column or post around which a winding staircase climbs. 27 portcullisâ•… a large iron or timber grated door that can be raised or lowered, as in the entrance to a castle. porticoâ•… a porch consisting of a roof supported by obeliskâ•… a four-sided stone tower or monument, columns. tapering to a pyramidal tip. pyramidionâ•… a small pyramid, as a cap on an obelisk. octastyleâ•… having eight columns. quadrangleâ•… a rectangular courtyard surrounded by onion domeâ•… a Russian bulbous dome ending in a buildings.

Mezzanineâ•… a partial floor level between two main levels in a building; an extended balcony or gallery. hipâ•… the angle formed at the junction of two sloping roofs. hip roofâ•… a roof having four sloping sides instead of two. historiatedâ•… ornamented with a representation of a narrative of some historic event, usually in the form of human or animal figures. minaretâ•… a tall tower associated with a mosque. moldingâ•… trim, usually of wood, providing decorative outline and contouring. monopteronâ•… a Greek circular building surrounded by a single row of columns.

Courseâ•… one row of bricks. threshold. English bondâ•… a bricklaying style characterized by alternating courses of headers and stretchers. dormerâ•… a projecting structure, usually containing one or more windows, on a sloping roof. Flemish bondâ•… a bricklaying style characterized by courses consisting of alternating headers and stretchers forming an overall diamond pattern. double-hung windowâ•… a window that has two sashes that can be moved up or down independently of one another. garden wallâ•… a bricklaying style characterized by courses in which every fourth brick is a header.

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