A*poph"y*ge (#), n. [Gr. escape, in arch. the curve with which the shaft escapes into its base or capital, fr. to ee away; from + to flee: cf. F. apophyge.] Arch.

The small hollow curvature given to the top or bottom of the shaft of a column where it expands to meet the edge of the fillet; -- called also the scape.



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