It belongs to the top of a column, and has the same number of flutings,—twenty-four.
Cover that structure with a dome furrowed by sixteen flutings.
The flutings of the pillar, being perpendicular, emphasize this fact.
The flutings are cut in the stone, but not through: the tallest stands alone, and leans to the south.
The flutings and columns in front of the British Museum are begrimed as if liquid mud had been poured over them.
This is because the color of the stone is admirably varied by the diversity of the flutings that line the columns.
Here it was distended laterally, and flattened so as to be only one inch thick, the flutings being comparatively distinct.
Beneath and above the latter were panels still smaller, placed horizontally, and outlined with white curlicues and flutings.
Short coulées had eaten the bluff slopes into flutings, and spilled small rivulets upon the plain.
The front was decorated with flutings of red silk; the wood was inlaid with flowers and arabesques in mother-of-pearl.