Anta



a privately supported organization, chartered by Congress in 1935, for the encouragement and advancement of professional and nonprofessional theater.
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The ANTA is the end of a wall treated so as to be an almost independent member, like a square pillar in which the wall ends.
How to judge architecture Russell Sturgis

Sayac means a station or division, ANTA is a small town near Cuzco.
Apu Ollantay Anonymous

The name Andes is often derived from ANTA, an old Peruvian word signifying metal.
The Andes and the Amazon James Orton

Sandilli and his half-brother, ANTA, were declared by the Governor to be outlawed, and a reward issued for their apprehension.
The Curse of Carne’s Hold G. A. Henty

The pachyderms are represented by three species of the peccary (Dicotyles) and two of the ANTA, or tapir (Tapirus).
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4 Various

For example, the ANTA basin at harvest time is one of the fairest sights in Peru.
The Andes of Southern Peru Isaiah Bowman

As has already been stated, the position of the east window was fixed by the ANTA before it.
Problems in Periclean Buildings G. W. Elderkin

In the ANTA region, over an area several hundred square miles in extent, they run from several degrees to 20 or 30.
The Andes of Southern Peru Isaiah Bowman

They occur in a great and only moderately disturbed series in the ANTA basin north of Cuzco, but are there not fossiliferous.
The Andes of Southern Peru Isaiah Bowman

Every ANTA, every pillar and column of this edifice is sculptured with portraits of warriors and noblemen.
Vestiges of the Mayas Augustus Le Plongeon

noun (pl) antae (ˈæntiː)
(architect) a pilaster attached to the end of a side wall or sometimes to the side of a doorway
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