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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Ancon (Elbow)

ANCON (from the Gr. ayK wv ), the anatomical name for "elbow"; "ancones" in architecture are the projecting bosses left on stone blocks or on drums of columns, to allow of their being either hoisted aloft or rubbed backwards and forwards to obtain a fine joint; the term is also given by Vitruvius to the trusses or console brackets on each side of the doorway of a Greek or Roman building which support the cornice over the same. A particular sort of sheep, with short crooked forelegs, is called "ancon" sheep.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Ancon (Elbow)'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/a/ancon-elbow.html. 1910.

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