One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the arches were supported on massive columns’
pillar, post, pole, support, upright, vertical, baluster, pier, pile, piling, pilaster, stanchion, standard, prop, buttress
rod, shaft, leg, mast, tower, pylon
technical newel, caryatid, telamon, herm
2‘he writes a weekly column in a Sunday paper’
article, piece, piece of writing, item, story, report, account, write-up, feature, essay, composition, study, review, criticism, critique, notice, commentary, editorial, leader
British informal crit
3‘we walked in a column’
line, file, queue, procession, rank, row, string, chain, train, trail, progression, succession, cavalcade, parade, motorcade, carcade, cortège, convoy
British march past
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