Definition of Mutule

1. n. A projecting block worked under the corona of the Doric corice, in the same situation as the modillion of the Corinthian and Composite orders. See Illust. of Gutta.



Definition of Mutule

1. Noun. (architecture) The rectangular blocks under the soffit of the cornice of the Greek Doric temple, which is studded with guttae. ¹

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Definition of Mutule

1. an ornamental block used in classical Greek architecture [n -S] : MUTULAR [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mutule

mutually beneficial
mutually exclusive
mutually intelligible
mutually ruinous
mutualness
mutuals
mutualy
mutuaries
mutuary
mutuation
mutuca
mutucas
mutuel
mutuels
mutular
mutule (current term)
mutules
mutuum
mutuums
muumuu
muumuued
muumuus
muwashshah
mux
muxed
muxer
muxers
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muxing
muxy

Literary usage of Mutule

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas by Frederick A. Cooper (1996)
"The intermediate geison blocks with (joint) via-mutule-via (joint), however, did not close the course; a normal block was the last placed. ..."

2. The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis: The Classical Building by William Bell Dinsmoor (2004)
"At least it is a square that we always find, and this could be attained only by a strict observance ofthe rule that the mutule should emerge from the face ..."

3. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Topography and Architectureby Nancy Bookidis, Ronald S. Stroud by Nancy Bookidis, Ronald S. Stroud (1997)
"Front of geison with part of mutule, crowning molding, top surface; ... A lateral geison preserves part of a mutule, H. 0.022, to a depth of at least 0.084 ..."

4. An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England, from the by Thomas Rickman (1881)
"The cornice of this order, in Greece, consisted of a plain face, under the mutule, which was measured as part of the frieze, ..."

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