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Word: pedestal

Definition: support or base as for a pillar or statue

Sentences Containing 'pedestal'

"The New York Times" describes the pedestal as French marble, but other sources mention the use of French limestone.
'Then, again, about the Time Machine: something, I knew not what, had taken it into the hollow pedestal of the White Sphinx.
'Tom' was evidently the idol of her life; never to be shaken on his pedestal by any commotion; always to be believed in, and done homage to with the whole faith of her heart, come what might.
A circular stone vasque was placed on a pedestal in the center, and water poured from this vasque into the basin.
A pillow block, also known as a plummer block or bearing housing, is a pedestal used to provide support for a rotating shaft with the help of compatible bearings various accessories.
Above me towered the sphinx, upon the bronze pedestal, white, shining, leprous, in the light of the rising moon.
After his death, Giambologna's assistant Pietro Tacca completed the statue, which was erected on its pedestal by Pietro Francavilla, in 1618.
Another conversion in the Congo entailed mounting pods with 2.75" aircraft rockets on a pedestal on the cargo bed, but this proved unsuccessful.
Another facet, where the sculpture seems to be cut across from head to feet by a single line, reminds us of a blade or a sword on a pedestal. It is a reference to the harshness of life in medieval Europe.
As I approached the pedestal of the sphinx I found the bronze valves were open.
At each corner of the column's pedestal is a statue of a putto, created by Ferdinand Murmann.
Four successive revolutions had built and cemented the pedestal upon which his fortune was based.
He saw that he was on the highest point of the island, a statue on this vast pedestal of granite, nothing human appearing in sight, while the blue ocean beat against the base of the island, and covered it with a fringe of foam.
However, in 1953 the statue minus a large slice of its pedestal was reinstalled on the Victoria Embankment, in front of the newly built Ministry of Defence.
I found a groove ripped in it, about midway between the pedestal of the sphinx and the marks of my feet where, on arrival, I had struggled with the overturned machine.
In 1834, the stonemason Ignacij Toman made a new pedestal and the original Robba's sculpture was replaced with a replica.
It is as ancient as the Oba institution which provides a pedestal on which dignity of womanhood is elevated.
It is made from a single piece of Pennant sandstone, although a thin tenon on its base suggests it was made to fit into a pedestal socket.
It is one block west of Biscayne Boulevard. The tower rises from a six-story parking pedestal, and consists of 31 floors.
It took no very great mental effort to infer that my Time Machine was inside that pedestal.
On the pedestal rests the central pillar of the pagoda which is carved out of a single cube-shaped stone block with 4 meters edge length.
She is represented beside her husband in classical drapery on a high pedestal, seated in an attitude intended to express grief.
Sometime in the subsequent years the work was moved out of the building and placed on a pedestal in front of the building, facing Woodward Avenue and the Detroit Public Library across the street.
That gives you the exact distance from my little lawn to the pedestal of the White Sphinx, into which the Morlocks had carried my machine.
The AN/FPS-16 antenna pedestal is mounted on a concrete tower which extends above grade level.
The base of the pagoda consists of a three-tier Sumeru pedestal decorated with relief sculptures of lions and lotus flowers.
The building surrounds, but is not attached to, the pedestal tower.
The latter, modelled by Godfrey Sykes consisted of a pedestal 15 feet long and 10 feet wide, supporting an effigy, seven feet long, on a raised bier.
The lid of the casket shows the Buddha on a lotus pedestal, and worshipped by Brahma and Indra.
The memorial is made of Portland ashlar, and features a square tapered shaft with a pyramidal finish on a lofty pedestal and base.
The pedestal bears the arms of the Gordon clan and of the borough of Southampton, and also Gordon’s name in Chinese.
The pedestal is mounted on a reinforced concrete tower to provide mechanical rigidity.
The pedestal of the peristyle is inscribed with the names of the 115 financial donors (including Oprah Winfrey) who made the 91 contributions of at least $1 million each to help pay for Millennium Park.
The pedestal of the table was also hollow and communicated with the throat and neck of the head, and the whole was in communication with another room underneath the chamber in which the head stood.
The pedestal, it appeared to me, was of bronze, and was thick with verdigris.
The sculptural beauty of the Goddess and the pedestal around reveal excellent workmanship.
The ship was armed with ten 10.5 cm SK L/45 guns in single pedestal mounts.
The statue depicting Tilghman is made of bronze, and is on top of a pink granite pedestal and base.
The table was of wood painted and varnished to imitate jasper, and the pedestal on which it stood was of the same material, with four eagles' claws projecting from it to support the weight more steadily.
The versorium is a needle constructed out of metal which is allowed to pivot freely on a pedestal. It is similar to a compass needle, but unmagnetized.
Then my eye travelled along to the figure of the White Sphinx upon the pedestal of bronze, growing distinct as the light of the rising moon grew brighter.
There is actually no place in this village for a work of fine art, if any had come down to us, to stand, for our lives, our houses and streets, furnish no proper pedestal for it.
There, according to Soviet "Theater" magazine, she elevated her heroine "onto on an enormous aesthetic pedestal, presenting her as a kind of noblewoman of old French canvasses, inapproachable in her beauty and grace..."
They came, and then, pointing to the bronze pedestal, I tried to intimate my wish to open it.
This is set into a massive stone pedestal block with intricate geometrical patterns and a hunting scene which would originally have formed the front, but was at some point reversed, so is now at the back of the pedestal. Both parts are made from Pennant sandstone and it has been known traditionally as 'The Sanctuary Stone'.
Through the entire cavity in the pedestal, table, throat and neck of the bust or figure, there passed a tube of tin carefully adjusted and concealed from sight.
Upon this, Daggoo, with either hand upon the gunwale to steady his way, swiftly slid aft, and then erecting himself volunteered his lofty shoulders for a pedestal.
What was thought to be a central bowl is now identified as a pedestal with socket to hold a now absent cross.
When the statue was to be erected, ideas of bringing back earth to the square in order to create the artificial hillock as a pedestal for the monument appeared, but were ultimately abandoned.
``Nay, madame; I would place each of these heroes on his right pedestal that of Robespierre on his scaffold in the Place Louis Quinze; that of Napoleon on the column of the Place Vendome.

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