The floor is unoccupied, save by the short column marking the centre of the world.
The short column with a slab at the top is nearly always a feature.
A very common form in Greco–Roman times is the cippus , a short column, like an altar.
That at Shrawley is on the eastern side of the south door, and is hollowed out within the top of a short column.
Margrave took a pad from his desk and added one hundred to a short column of figures.
The pastern is the short column of bones (two in number) which lies between the fetlock and hoof.
At the top, this narrows into a short column, surmounted by a three-cleft knob.
Between this end and the mercury column is a short column of air.
This opening is divided by a short column down which water trickles to supply the bowl.
Buried under this short column of powdery earth, will it be able to gain the surface?