plural of column
as in rows
a series of persons or things arranged one behind another a column of ants stretched between the fallen hot dog and the ant hill

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as in pilasters
an upright shaft that supports an overhead structure engraved columns supported the arch on either side

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“Columns.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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