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Roman arch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Roman arch a round arch drawn from a single center
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Usage

In literature:

Rousseau came out of one of his sad self-torturing fits, as he cast his eye on the arches of the old Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard.
"The Professor at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
The Romans were very successful in covering large spaces with arched or vaulted ceilings.
"Introductory American History" by Henry Eldridge Bourne
The nearest parallel to them is to be found in the imposts of the chancel arch at Worth in Sussex, a place far away from Roman sites.
"England of My Heart--Spring" by Edward Hutton
But it was a graft on the old Roman arch, in the curve of the ellipse rather than the circle.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
The general arrangement of the design reminds one of a Roman triumphal arch.
"Illustrated History of Furniture" by Frederick Litchfield
Bignor church is remarkable for the chancel arch which most authorities admit to be a genuine Roman work.
"Seaward Sussex" by Edric Holmes
OF course the earliest object which one hastens to see in Saintes, is the famous Roman arch.
"Béarn and the Pyrenees" by Louisa Stuart Costello
The Roman method, as appears by the triumphal arch at Orange, was by a rope fastened to a pulley at the top of the mast.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There was the old Roman Arch of Titus, gray and venerable.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Roman Empire Arch-Treasurer and Elector.
"Notes and Queries, Number 81, May 17, 1851" by Various
The upper and larger part is arranged somewhat like a Roman triumphal arch.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Ruins of a Roman Arch in the centre, in front of which is a fountain.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
Jackson saw in 1884 the base of a Roman arch excavated beneath the level of the piazza.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
We pass a fountain that the Romans left, and rounded arches further on show where the hooded Moor wrote his name in masonry.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Trajan as represented on the Arch of Constantine, ROMAN ART, Plate III., fig.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
These mighty arches might have been the work of the Romans.
"The Great Discovery" by Norman Maclean
We hunted farther and found an Arch of Triumph, which the Romans generally built in conquered territory.
"The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert Bigelow Paine
These types possess in common the one distinctive trait, in some form or other, of the round-arched vaulting of Roman tradition.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
Edgware Road starts northward from the Marble Arch and is the present-day tracing of an old Roman Road.
"Nooks and Corners of Old London" by Charles Hemstreet
We have said that Jadera still keeps a Roman arch under a Venetian mask.
"Sketches from the Subject and Neighbour Lands of Venice" by Edward A. Freeman
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In poetry:

As, through the flickering noontide glare,
She gazes on the rainbow chain
Of arches, lifting once in air
The rivers of the Roman's plain;--
"A Roman Aqueduct" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
On Tyrian temples, gates of brass,
On Roman arch and Damask blades,
And perished like the desert grass
That springs to-day--to-morrow--fades.
"Fame" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Ask of the Claudian arches gray
Which stride toward Rome in broken lines;
Ask of the lizards at their play
On relics of the Antonines;
Ask of the fever-blighted shore,
Where Roman galleys ride no more!
"In A Columbarium" by John Lawson Stoddard
FROM THE FRENCH OF JOACHIM DU BELLAY
O thou new comer who seek'st Rome in Rome
And find'st in Rome no thing thou canst call Roman;
Arches worn old and palaces made common,
Rome's name alone within these walls keeps home.
"Rome" by Ezra Pound
Beside these gray old pillars, how perishing and weak
The Roman's arch of triumph, and the temple of the Greek,
And the gold domes of Byzantium, and the pointed Gothic spires,
All are gone, one by one, but the temples of our sires!
"The Pillar Towers of Ireland" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
My joyful call should instantly bring all who love me most,--
For ne'er were seen such arch delights from Greek or Roman host;
Nor at the free, control-less jousts, where, spite of cynic vaunts,
Austere but lenient Seneca no "Ercles" bumper daunts;
"Nero’s Incendiary Song" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

Under Goldsworthy's direction the arches are being constructed like the Roman stone arches of old, with a keystone at the top center supporting the weight of the stacked wedges that make up the structure's curving sides.
In this time-lapse video, watch how workers built a visitor's center in South Africa using ancient Roman techniques such as the arched ceiling, or vault (02:02).
A detailed variation of tailored Roman shades translates into a stylish solution for these handsome arch-topped windows .
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In science:

In principle, the plastic shielding of Figure 1 is assembled via roman arch assembly and any extra support, if needed, is provided by the rods.
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
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