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Flute or Fluting

Originally from Greek columns (600 - 400 B.C.), these are hollows or channels cut vertically in the shafts of columns or pilasters. The upper surface can be sharp edged or finished with a radius. The flute is a stone version of a bundle of sticks that were originally used for columns.

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