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The style I shall call the 'Shaft,' and the stigma the 'Volute.'

There were also a few shrimps, two species of Murex, and a volute.

Capitals reverted to the volute type, transformed and refined.

The spherical shells, those whirled into a volute, are no exception to this rule.

The scroll or volute casing B confines the water in such a manner that it acts against the vanes all around the wheel.

The volute form is particularly adapted to the decoration of basketry, of which fig. 299 is a specimen.

In children the relative number of volute and conical striæ indicate their future.

Fig. 38 has a central vase-shaped panel with a volute and leaves on either side.

We can always distinguish an Ionic column by the volute or scroll at its capital.

The Volute and the Porcelain drag slowly along their pretty houses, and conceal them as well as they can.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, "spiral ornament on an Ionic capital," from French volute, from Italian voluta, from Latin voluta "a spiral scroll," originally fem. past participle of volvere "to turn around, roll" (see volvox). Extended 1756 to any spiral thing or part. As a type of spiral seashell, it is attested from 1753.

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