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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
67 words

Characteristic motif of Gothic *tracery, especially during the 13th century (and in England during the transition between Early English ...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
96 words

A quatrefoil can be defined as a compound leaf or flower containing four, usually rounded, leaflets or petals radiating from ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
14 words

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Leaf shape comprising four elements or petals radiating from a common centre.

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

a cross-shaped braid placed atop the barracks covers of Marine officers to allow men in the masts of ships to distinguish their officers from the sailors during a sea battle....

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
38 words

A decorative architectural form consisting of four arcs, with *cusps, in the shape of a flower with four leaves. Bands of quatrefoils were much used as ornaments in ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

an ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or clover leaf. ...

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