The electric light flooded everything; it was shed from four unpolished globes half sunk in the volutes of the ceiling.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
It is a volute to which the brain conceives no limits.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
The capitals are ornamented with rude volutes.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Dawson Turner
Nothing but masks, statues, foliage, volutes, reliefs, figures large and small, medallions with inscriptions.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Ovals, Ellipses, Parabolas, and Volutes.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
VOLUT: circumvolu'tion; evolu'tion; revolution (-ary, -ist, -ize).
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
We carefully pare off the volutes and spikelets.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
That of the volutes is my first business.
"Violin Making" by Walter H. Mayson
Look at the huge volutes of those clouds.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
Volute, rolled up in any direction.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The four volute centers are slightly concave.
"Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley" by William H. Holmes
It was until lately known as the Voluta pacifica, being one of the well-known Volute family.
"Beautiful Shells of New Zealand" by E. G. B. Moss
Capitals reverted to the volute type, transformed and refined.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
The throat underneath the volute is very massive, although all the edges are finished off with the utmost delicacy and sharp tooling.
"Antonio Stradivari" by Horace William Petherick
Fragment of volute from cap of column.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
Outer lip smooth within, deeply lobed above, attached to the second spiral volution.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume I" by William Swainson
These shells were formerly blended with the Linnaean Volutes, but are now detached from them as a distinct genus.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume III" by William Swainson
In one of the specimens the ogee ends finish in a point; in the other they finish in a spiral volute turning upon itself.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
We can always distinguish an Ionic column by the volute or scroll at its capital.
"Stories of Useful Inventions" by Samuel Eagle Foreman
The capital, with undercut volutes, was suitable for a straight architrave, but not for the arch.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton