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Drops, in architecture, used principally under the triglyphs of the Doric order, in the

Guttae. (Rich.)

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.

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