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 for plinth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plinth \Plinth\, n. [L. plinthus, Gr. ? a brick or tile, a
     plinth, perh. akin to E. flint: cf. F. plinthe.] (Arch.)
     In classical architecture, a vertically faced member
     immediately below the circular base of a column; also, the
     lowest member of a pedestal; hence, in general, the lowest
     member of a base; a sub-base; a block upon which the moldings
     of an architrave or trim are stopped at the bottom. See
     Illust. of Column.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an architectural support or base (as for a column or
           statue) [syn: pedestal, plinth, footstall]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "plinth":
     baluster, balustrade, banister, base, caryatid, colonnade, column,
     dado, die, footstalk, jack, newel-post, pedestal, pedicel,
     peduncle, pier, pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, pole, post,
     queen-post, shaft, socle, staff, stalk, stanchion, stand, standard,
     stem, subbase, surbase, trunk, upright

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