1. (architecture) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice
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  • The modillion was a bracket, a horizontal version of the ancones which supported the cornice of the Greek doorway cornice.
  • A big contributor to the dynamism of the massing is the recessed wing on the right-hand side, visually unified with the main portion of the house by the deep eave and modillions (oversized brackets) below it. New Orleans Saints Central
  • Though the first designers of the modillion were probably Greeks, it must, nevertheless, be taken as really a Roman device, worthily completing the essentially Roman Corinthian order. A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised
  • The craftsmen removed and replaced 335 modillion brackets and 1200 feet of two-layered cornice running the perimeter of the roof level.
  • The windows are surmounted by rusticated wooden jack arches with superimposed keystones, and a heavy modillion cornice crowns the bold Georgian proportions of the facade.
  • Her raven-black hair, copious both in length and volume and figured like a deep river, rippled by the wind, was parted in the centre and combed smoothly down, ornamenting her pink temples with a flowing tracery that passed round to its modillion windings on a graceful crown. Shandygaff
  • The ceiling is a lavish confection of modillion cornice and a centre rose.
  • The Corinthian order appears here complete with its modillion cornice, but the crispness of the detail and the fineness of the execution are Greek and not Roman. A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised
  • Over the arched window behind the ten Melchisedec pulpits, and just beneath the vertical modillion which forms the keystone of the ornamental wooden arch, is the text, "Holiness unto the Lord. Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science
  • The Romans invented a distinct cornice for the Corinthian order, characterized by large projecting modillions embellished with acanthus leaves.
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