Archie had been sitting in his favourite attitude, with his stockinged feet against the pilaster of the fireplace.
A small head or top of a column; the head or uppermost member of a pilaster.
It was built by Samuel McIntyre, and is decorated with the pilaster and festoons that are characteristic of his workmanship.
Further, there was a pilaster in the middle, below the central bracket.
On that is the pyramid, its base in the plane of the collarins of the pilaster below.
If not, come with me behind the pilaster, for I have something to say before we separate.'
A wreath is carved on the pilaster to the right of the relief, which probably contained the inscription: Ὁ δῆμος.
The spiral staircase leading to this is cut in the thickness of a pilaster.
On the right is the head of a figure looking to the right, and part of a pilaster which bounds the scene.
I clung for support to the pilaster that finished the balustrade of the stairway.
a square column, 1570s, from Middle French pilastre (1540s), from Italian pilastro, from Medieval Latin pilastrum (mid-14c.), from pila, "buttress, pile" (from Latin pila, see pillar) + Latin -aster, suffix "expressing incomplete resemblance" [Barnhart].