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horseshoe arch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horseshoe arch a round arch that widens before rounding off
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Usage

In literature:

It has three aisles with thick octagonal columns supporting heavy horseshoe arches.
"Castilian Days" by John Hay
The principal arches used were the pointed and the horseshoe arch.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887" by Various
These heavy circular pillars and the horseshoe arches show the ancient Norman style.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
Here and there there are seen horseshoe arches supported at the abutments by light and graceful columns, inclosing marble-paved courts.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
It represented the Roman arch, slightly bent into the form of a horseshoe.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Byzantine pillars, and even horseshoe arches, mingle with Gothic elements.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
Horseshoe arch, with the centre above the springing; employed in Moorish architecture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Twenty-eight feet above the pavement, over the horseshoe arch, a cabalistic key and a gigantic hand are carved on two stones.
"The Moors in Spain" by Stanley Lane-Poole
Between these are horseshoe arches, richly decorated, and forming originally sixteen entrances, most of which are now blocked up.
"Southern Spain" by A.F. Calvert
Here we may see one more monument of the Moors, a horseshoe arch, once a part of the Mosque.
"The Story of Seville" by Walter M. Gallichan
The horseshoe arches of the outer gallery look out on orange-blossoms, roses and the sea.
"In Morocco" by Edith Wharton
A door with a horseshoe arch and a leather curtain led to the house; the door to the shop was strong and iron-bound.
"Kit Musgrave's Luck" by Harold Bindloss
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In science:

The arch shape for the overall trend is a classical instance of the horseshoe phenomenon Diaconis et al. (2007).
Computational Tools for Evaluating Phylogenetic and Hierarchical Clustering Trees
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