The style of carving of the cymatium with its astragal should be the Lesbian.
It is distinguished from the astragal because it casts less of a shadow above and below.
Fig. 265 is a rebated joint with loose tongue-slip and astragal mould, suitable for frames over 11⁄4 in.
An enlarged section of the astragal mould which is grooved to fit on the bar which forms the rebate is also shown.
At the bottom the capital should be of the thickness of the top of the column omitting the congé and astragal.
Fig. 257 is similar to the above, with the exception that the rail of the door is rebated (G) to receive the astragal moulding.
The astragal of the muzzle or neck of a gun; it is the next ring from the mouth backwards.