One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A short, plain, concave section between the capital and the shaft of a classical Doric or Tuscan column.
- ‘A more elaborate Doric capital of white marble, with flutes on the necking, is stored west of the building, to the west of the marble throne in room A.’
- ‘I wanted to see without being seen; most of all, I wanted to find myself in the conversational corners, the necking spots of yesteryear.’
- ‘I rolled my eyes; Margie could hardly be over fifteen, but I signed her photo anyway, and left it on a coffee table for her to pick it up, after her necking time with Harry was over.’
- ‘This capital cannot be associated with the plain marble drum because of its size and the flutes on the necking.’
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