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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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caryatidcar‧y‧at‧id /ˌkæriˈætɪd/ noun [countable]  AA technical a pillar in the shape of a female figure
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caryatidLevel was captivated by one of Modigliani's large caryatids in watercolour and wanted to buy it.Each of the legs of the table incorporated a naked ormolu caryatid.It included academic studies, theatrical studies, caryatids, sculptural heads, nudes, portraits, studies for paintings.The caryatids were sculpted not by Leoni himself but by Antonio Abbondio working to drawings by the owner.
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