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#79858 - 09/05/02 01:01 PM tholos, tholoi
The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Inflected forms: pl. thoˇloi (-loi)
A beehive-shaped stone tomb of Mycenaean Greece, roofed by corbeling and
usually built into the side of a hill.
Greek, round building with a conical roof.
(corbelling in this case means making roof of successively smaller
overhanging circles until a capstone can be applied.)
As a bit of trivia, "thole pins" preceded oar locks. A pair of sturdy pins
set into gunwale of skiff served as fulcra for oar to make rowing possible.
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