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listel

[lis-tl] /ˈlɪs tl/
noun, Architecture
1.
a narrow list or fillet.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < French < Italian listello, diminutive of lista band, list2
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listel

/ˈlɪstəl/
noun
1.
another name for fillet (sense 8)
Word Origin
C16: via French from Italian listello, diminutive of lista band, list²
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fillet

(from Latin filum, "thread"), in architecture, the characteristically rectangular or square ribbonlike bands that separate moldings and ornaments. Fillets are common in classical architecture (in which they also may be found between the flutings of columns) and in Gothic architecture. In the Early English and Decorated styles of the 13th and 14th centuries, respectively, the fillet is frequently worked upon larger moldings and column shafts; in these cases it is not always flat but rather is sometimes cut into two or more narrow faces that have sharp edges between them. See also molding

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