The testudinate is employed where the span is not great, and where large rooms are provided in upper stories. From Wordnik.com. [The Ten Books on Architecture] Reference
The only flight of a testudinate which we remember is that downward one of the unfortunate tortoise that cracked the bald crown of. From Wordnik.com. [The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858] Reference
There are five different styles of cavaedium, termed according to their construction as follows: Tuscan, Corinthian, tetrastyle, displuviate, and testudinate. From Wordnik.com. [The Ten Books on Architecture] Reference
No little testudinate triflers are these. From Wordnik.com. [Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, March 4, 1893] Reference
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