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semicircular arch

Definitions

  • Segmental and Semicircular arches
    Segmental and Semicircular arches
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n semicircular arch a round arch drawn from a single center
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Usage

In literature:

There was a light immediately above the semicircular arch of this opening.
"The Innocence of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton
Low down, it seemed as if crushed, thickset columns supported the semicircular arches of the side-aisles.
"The Dream" by Emile Zola
The Romans do not seem to have used other than semicircular arches.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
The four rows of magnificent columns, supporting semicircular arches, are Corinthian.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
S. Lorenzo is a columnar edifice with round arches and semicircular apses.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
The arches are of the simplest kind, being exactly semicircular, and rising from plain perpendicular jambs.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
In a semicircular arch, where is the horizontal thrust greatest and where least?
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
The semicircular arch of the thirteenth century still holds sway in Provence.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Another fact worthy of remark is that the semicircular arches of the doorway are struck from slightly different centres.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
The building consists of an arcade of nine semicircular arches supported on eight Doric columns.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
Another arch spanned the semicircular apse, in which the church always terminated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
It contained a tomb built up in its center, covered by three stones as struts, over which was a semicircular arch of brick.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The eastern bay of the nave is square on plan, bounded by semicircular arches, all extended so as to form short barrel vaults.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
The semicircular arches consist of one round moulding with round cusps.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Arcades of intersecting semicircular arches.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
The other branch of the aqueduct was 300 ft. long, and consisted of twelve semicircular arches.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
The semicircular arch is the most characteristic feature of this style.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Semicircular arch, the centre of which is in the same line with its springers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Ancient columns, with quaintly carved capitals supporting stilted semicircular arches, divide the aisles from the nave.
"The Mediterranean" by T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
At the back of the central arch is a semicircular tribune, with niches for statues and a central pedestal.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn
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