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Stone Glossary

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Entablature

An elaborate beam carried by columns or located at the top of a wall; consists of a lower architrave, middle frieze and upper cornice.

Entasis

The intentional convex curve of the upper two-thirds of a column, introduced to counteract the optical illusion of concavity produced by straight columns.

Exposed Aggregate

The larger pieces of stone purposefully exposed for their color and texture in a cast slab.