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round arch


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n round arch an arch formed in a continuous curve; characteristic of Roman architecture
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In literature:

What different kinds of round-headed arches are there?
"The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed." by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
For round arches the height may be twice that of the base, varying to one and a half.
"The Theory and Practice of Perspective" by George Adolphus Storey
The first and third stages have pointed arches, while those of the second and fourth are round.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
In the oak form the limbs are more or less tortuous and less arching, forming a wide-spreading, rounded head.
"Handbook of the Trees of New England" by Lorin Low Dame
It had long narrow legs set round it, rather like arches.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
These latter carry an entablature from which spring the round window arches.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
Yes, I do remember the round arches; but I was thinking rather of the effect of the whole.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
Opposite is the entrance, a magnificently-proportioned portal, with a rounded arch, most delicately decorated in colour.
"Luca Signorelli" by Maud Cruttwell
Only the culprit remained unperturbed to outward seeming, glancing archly round.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
Round bodies, arching necks, small heads and limbs, large eyes and nostrils, with full mane and tail.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
I'll go round in Arch street and see what I can learn about her.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
It's got heavy, round arches, rather low, on thick pillars.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The Virgin's Fountain, issuing from the church, flows into a big, stone basin under a round arch.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
Round it runs a plain stone bench; and it is divided into two unequal parts by a circular arch, devoid of columns or of any ornament whatever.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
The round arches from the aisles to the transepts are older than the nave arcade.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Turning round, Jacqueline placidly surveyed a young girl, and her brows arched.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Of the three doors which lead into the cathedral, the western is crowned by three rounded arches reposing on simple columns.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
The coachman went twice round the drive, by Marble Arch down to Stanhope Gate, along the Serpentine and round again.
"Thomas Carlyle" by Hector Carsewell Macpherson
His skull had filled out: even his frontal arch was rounded.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward

In poetry:

But in the dark unknown
Perfect their circles seem,
Even as a bridge's arch of stone
Is rounded in the stream.
"Charles Sumner. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yet, though the woods no longer thrill
As once their arches rung,
Sweet echoes hover round thee still
Of songs thy summer sung.
"In Vita Minerva" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
In the round moon's angry scanning,
Demon-swift cross spider arches
Of the web-thick bridges spanning
Chasms of her kingdom's marches.
"Pre-Ordination" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then jointly all the harpers round
In mind unite with solemn sound,
And strokes upon the highest string,
Made all the heav'nly arches ring:
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. V." by Ralph Erskine
And lightly floats the pendent vine,
That swings beneath her slender bow,
Arch answering arch,--whose rounded line
Seems mirrored in the wreath below.
"A Roman Aqueduct" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Archly glancing, lightly dancing, See its eddies chase each other;
Round old roots they flashing whirl,
Over ringing pebbles curl; Each one singing to his brother,
"Ora Atque Labora" by Albert Pike

In news:

You can see Delicate from a distance at the Delicate Arch Viewpoints or get up close and intimate with 3-mile round trip hike to the bowl that holds the arch .
The South Arch — 103 feet high with a clearance of 70 feet — can be seen as you round the next bend.
The laughs and good times continue at Willard Nelson's round table, even though the "Knight of the Golden Arches " just turned 95 and his regular audience is now down to three.
After two months, the Occupy Athens group is abandoning its round-the-clock protest near the University of Georgia Arch, after vandals damaged demonstrators' tents and stole the group's safe.
The center features the Tradewind I model, a 2,527-square-foot home featuring a classical design with arched windows and rounded columns, and an open floor plan with split bedrooms and a three car garage.