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lancet arch


  • Lancet and Horse-shoe arches
    Lancet and Horse-shoe arches
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lancet arch an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lancet arch (Arch) a pointed arch, of which the width, or span, is narrow compared with the height.
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In literature:

Some of the windows are Dec., and a lancet in the S. wall has the interior arch foliated.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
At each side of this arch is a lancet never pierced.
"The Cathedral Church of Peterborough" by W.D. Sweeting
The semicircular arch, in fact, bends to the earth, for it has not the point, soaring upwards, of the lancet arch.
"The Cathedral" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
The arch itself is also very short and sharp pointed; like the tops of lancet windows.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
For heavy columns clustered pillars were substituted, and lancets for round arches.
"Old St. Paul's Cathedral" by William Benham
On either side of the rose window are small lancet windows with smaller blind arches on each side of them.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
The lancet arch is seldom seen; the equilateral arch is generally, though not always, used.
"The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed." by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
Those lancet-arched windows are the admiration of all who pass by.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
The arches of the window and lancets are highly enriched with carving.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
Arches pointed, generally lancet; often richly moulded.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
Lancet arches, with centres outside the arch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
A series of badly arched lancets in the choir are ungraceful and not in keeping with the other constructive details.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
Octangular buttresses support the angles, which are ornamented with blank lancet arches.
"Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely" by Edward Conybeare