The oldest, strongest, and simplest of the Grecian orders of
architecture. So called from Doris, in Greece, or the Dorians who
employed it. The Greek Doric is simpler than the Roman imitation. The
former stands on the pavement without fillet or other ornament and the
flutes are not scalloped. The Roman column is placed on a plinth, has
fillets, and the flutings, both top and bottom, are scalloped.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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