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Moorish arch


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Moorish arch a round arch that widens before rounding off
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In literature:

The wonderful Moorish arches threw graceful blue shadows all about him.
"The Troll Garden and Selected Stories" by Willa Cather
Crossing this, one came to the hall-door, likewise Moorish in arch and ornamentation.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
Xativa has a hermitage, San Felin, adorned with horse-shoe arches, having a Moorish cistern hard by.
"Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" by Budgett Meakin
Outside the moorish arch that led to this inner room Lucy stopped and began to sing.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
Around the walls were several recesses or niches, arched in the Moorish horse-shoe style.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
The rude, irregular wall which surrounds the city is seen stretching about it, pierced with arched Moorish gates.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
In the back part is a very good Moorish arch, which they still show with admiration.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
"Frederic Lord Leighton" by Ernest Rhys
It was formed by a picturesque combination of four Moorish arches.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Horseshoe arch, with the centre above the springing; employed in Moorish architecture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
They were seated in a beautiful apartment, with frescoed walls, mosaic floor, and arched Moorish roof composed of colored tiles.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy
Moorish arabesques adorn the walls; the arched portals are ablaze with gold and malachite.
"'Midst the Wild Carpathians" by Mór Jókai
Traces of Moorish influence are evident and the horse-shoe arch is common.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

899,000 The Property: Among the many well-preserved historical homes in the Gold Coast, the one at 1325 North Dearborn Street stands out for its façade, which is graced with 17 Moorish arches, most of them trimmed with blue mosaic glass.