from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The space between two dentils.
  • n. The space between two triglyphs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture: The arrangement of a dentil-course or of a Doric frieze with its triglyphs and metopes: a term used by Vitruvius (III. 3)
  • n. The space between two dentils: used by French writers, by a false analogy with metope.


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  • It is divided, in regard of the national government, into three tribes, and in respect of the urban into twenty six, which for distinction's sake are called wards, being contained under three tribes but unequally; wherefore the first tribe containing ten wards is called scazon, the second containing eight metoche, and the third containing as many telicouta, the bearing of which names in mind concerns the better understanding of the government.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana

  • "The second year the metoche, consisting of eight wards, elects eight aldermen, one in each ward, and 120 deputies, fifteen in each ward, being also triennial magistrates.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana


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