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The space between the ends of the tie beams (tigna, b b b in the illustration) which rest upon the architrave (trabs, a) in the timber

Intertignium. (Rich.)

work of a roof (Vitruv. iv. 2, 2, and 4). Six of these are here shown; and in the earliest buildings these intervals were left open; but, subsequently, they were covered over with slabs of marble, so as to form part of a continuous frieze (zophorus), or to form a metope (metopa) in the Doric order.

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