1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Plinth
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PLINTH (Gr. πλίνθος, a square tile), the term in architecture given to the lower mouldings of a podium, pedestal or skirting, also to any rectangular block on which a statue or vase is placed, and in the Classic Orders to the square block of moderate height, under the base mouldings of the column or pedestal.