This volute may be looked upon as one of the most characteristic features of the Period.
The style I shall call the 'Shaft,' and the stigma the 'volute.'
The volute and the Porcelain drag slowly along their pretty houses, and conceal them as well as they can.
There were also a few shrimps, two species of Murex, and a volute.
In the centre of the volute is a stud of marble separately made.
The spherical shells, those whirled into a volute, are no exception to this rule.
To both the scroll or volute and the fret, and modifications of them ages later, the Pueblo has attached meanings.
The volute form is particularly adapted to the decoration of basketry, of which fig. 299 is a specimen.
Capitals reverted to the volute type, transformed and refined.
In children the relative number of volute and conical striæ indicate their future.
1690s, "spiral ornament on an Ionic capital," from French volute, from Italian voluta, from Latin voluta "a spiral scroll," originally fem. past participle of volvere "to turn around, roll" (see volvox). Extended 1756 to any spiral thing or part. As a type of spiral seashell, it is attested from 1753.
volute vo·lute (və-lōōt')
A spiral formation, such as one of the whorls of a gastropod shell.