Drops, in architecture, used principally under the triglyphs of the Doric order, in the
architrave, and under the taenia (Vitruv. iv. 3, 4), as in the above example; but
sometimes also applied under the mutules of the order (Vitruv. iv. 3, 6). They are shaped like
the frustra of cones, and represent the drops of water which distil from above, and hang in
pendent drops below.