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abuse

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1 Violation of established uses in Classical architecture.2 Corruption of form. Abuses according to Palladio included brackets, consoles, or modillions supporting (or seeming to support) a major ...
ancon

ancon  

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(pl. ancones).1 Console resembling a scrolled bracket, narrower at the bottom than at the top (i.e. wedge-shaped in elevation), also acting as an arch keystone, often carrying an ornamental element.2 ...
angle-modillion

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Modillion set diagonally at the external corner of a Classical cornice, properly regarded as an abuse, although occasionally occurring in Roman Antiquity.
antefix

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[Ar]A Latin word for a terracotta plaque covering the end of an imbrex at eaves level, and usually decorated with an apotropaic subject.
anthemion

anthemion  

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(pl. anthemia).1 Decorative group of leafy forms resembling a radiating cluster of flowers on the same plant, and called by some a honeysuckle: it occurs in Classical architecture above acroteria, on ...
apron

apron  

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1 Panel below a window-cill, often carved and enriched.2 In an apron- or curtain-wall, a spandrel or infill-panel between a window-cill above and a window-head below, as in a tall building.3 ...
Arnold Dunbar Smith

Arnold Dunbar Smith  

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(1866–1933).English architect. He entered into partnership with Cecil Claude Brewer (1871–1918) in 1895, and they won the competition to design the Passmore Edwards Settlement (now Mary Ward Centre), ...
balustrade

balustrade  

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1 Row of balusters supporting a hand-rail of a stair.2 Series of balusters between pedestals, plinths, and copings or cornices, forming a type of parapet.
block-cornice

block-cornice  

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Italian Renaissance entablature with a series of plain undecorated modillions treated as corbels supporting a normal cornice, often with the bed-mouldings suppressed, or converted into a simplified ...
blocking-course

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1 Masonry or brickwork laid on a cornice to hold the latter down, as large projecting cornices are effectively cantilevers, and need weights or forces to anchor them and prevent them from falling.2 ...
brattishing

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1 Ornamental parapet, especially a battlement.2 Decorative Gothic cress on top of a cornice, parapet, screen, etc., generally of openwork consisting of stylized foliate and floral enrichment, often ...
cantilever

cantilever  

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A horizontal projection, such as a step, balcony, beam, or canopy, which appears to be self-supporting but is in fact counterbalanced by a downward force on the far side of a fulcrum.
cap

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1 Abbreviation of capital2 Capital, cope, cornice, or crowning or terminal feature, fitting closely on any member, or extending beyond it in horizontal dimensions. Cap-moulding is the cornice-like ...
cavetto

cavetto  

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A hollow moulding, about a quarter of a circle in section, principally used in cornices. The term is also used to describe a concave moulding, quarter circular in profile, in a picture frame.
ceiling-cornice

ceiling-cornice  

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Cavetto cornice at the junction of the vertical and overhead surfaces of a room.
chair-rail

chair-rail  

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Cornice of a continuous pedestal-like arrangement around the walls of a room, called dado-rail.
cheneau

cheneau  

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1 Eaves-gutter with the profile of an elaborate cornice.2 Ornamented crest, as on the ridge of a roof, or associated with a gutter at the eaves.
chujjah

chujjah  

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In Indian architecture, or the Hindoo style, a cornice with a considerable projection.
cimbia

cimbia  

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1 Band or fillet around a column-shaft.2 Cornice or band formed of fillets.
coffer

coffer  

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1 Caisson or lacuna, i.e. deep panel sunk in a ceiling, dome, soffit, or vault, often decorated in the centre with a stylized flower or similar embellishment, as on the undersides of Composite and ...

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