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Moorish architecture


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Moorish architecture a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by horseshoe-shaped arches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moorish architecture the style developed by the Moors in the later Middle Ages, esp. in Spain, in which the arch had the form of a horseshoe, and the ornamentation admitted no representation of animal life. It has many points of resemblance to the Arabian and Persian styles, but should be distinguished from them. See Illust. under Moresque.
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In literature:

Its architecture is altogether Moorish.
"Castilian Days" by John Hay
Note the elaborate decoration of the Moorish architecture.
"Introductory American History" by Henry Eldridge Bourne
In dress and architecture the Moorish idea certainly prevails very prominently.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
I entered the Alhambra by the Gate of Justice, which is a fine specimen of Moorish architecture, though of common red brick and mortar.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
Lighted as for a reception, the architectural beauties of its Moorish arcades and carven balustrades flashed in full splendor.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
It is not easy to describe its architecture, though it is called "half Moorish, half Renaissance;" which is not very definite.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878" by Various
Morocco and Moorish architecture would be nowhere without the potteries.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
The architecture of Vera Cruz is of the old Spanish style, with a dash of Moorish flavor in it, recalling Tangier and other cities of Morocco.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
Moorish type of architecture at Bourges, 201.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
The general aspect of the city is Moorish, as it was built at a time when the Moorish style prevailed in Spanish architecture.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
Horseshoe arch, with the centre above the springing; employed in Moorish architecture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Here too we meet with the finest Roman remains; and Moorish architecture begins to form a prominent feature in the characteristics of each city.
"Spain" by Wentworth Webster
At Forty-third street is the Jewish Temple Emanuel, the finest specimen of Moorish architecture in the country.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
The church of Sao Francisco (1507-1525) is a good example of the blended Moorish and Gothic architecture known as Manoellian.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
The Anglican cathedral is a poor imitation of Moorish architecture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8" by Various
The Moorish period had passed leaving her rich in arts and treasures, and splendid architecture.
"The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines" by Hezekiah Butterworth
We must not, however, be led away into a digression even upon such a fascinating subject as Moorish architecture.
"A Literary History of the Arabs" by Reynold Nicholson
The singular mingling of Christian and Moorish architecture and adornment in the modern Alcazar is characteristic of Seville.
"The Story of Seville" by Walter M. Gallichan
Determined to make the most of our short time, we went the next day to see the cathedral, which is of Moorish architecture.
"First Impressions on a Tour upon the Continent" by Marianne Baillie

In news:

Sigurdarson says he chose Opa-locka as a stage for his work because it has the largest concentration of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western Hemisphere.