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elliptical arch:
an oval arch
entablature:
the upper section of a classical order, resting on the capital and including the architrave, frieze and cornice ...


SEMI- ARCH A elongated round arch over a window or door.
SILL The flat horizontal bottom piece of a window or door, often of wood, but sometimes of stone.

The semi-elliptical dry arch at the south end of the bridge. Note the flatness of the arch and the mass of masonry containing the carriageway.
- see bridge case study.

The semi- fan transom set above a paneled door with glazed sidelights is the hallmark of the Neo-Classical design. Elegantly fluted white pilasters with simple bases and capitals form the frame.

Rising from an elliptical reflecting pool in the Martin Luther King Memorial Park, Robert Kelly's sculpture is a symbolic memorial to the slain civil rights leader.

structure above into lateral pressure; Can be round-headed, pointed, two-centered, or drop; ogee - pointed with double curved sides, upper arcs lower concave; lancet - pointed formed on an acute-angle triangle; depressed - flattened or ; ...

- ELLIPTICAL: arch with a head that is elliptical.
- FOUR-CENTRED: head drawn with the compasses in four different places.
- SEGMENTAL: head formed from a single segment of a circle.
- STEPPED: arch consisting in section of two plain steps.

round fanlight or fanlight with sidelights at doors
six- or eight- panel door
Pilasters to sides of doors (may have pediment)
Classical one or two story columns
Full-height entry porch(commonly with pediment) ...

The elliptical diagonals of the Romans did not commend themselves to the builders of the North, and the doming that resulted from the uniform use of semicircular arches, while not offensive in the case of square areas, ...

The amphitheatre differed from the theatre in being a completely circular or rather building, filled on all sides with ascending seats for spectators and leaving only the central space, called the arena, ...

Wire nail - A nail made by cutting and shaping a piece of round or elliptical steel wire
Wirecut brick - Clay bricks made by extruding a strip of clay through a die and cutting it with wires held in frame, followed by drying and firing ...

Semi-circular or fanlight over the front door
Decorative crown or roof over the front door
Narrow sidelights flanking the front door
Double-hung sash windows arranged symmetrically vertically and horizontally around a centered doorway ...

Such stairs may also be built around an elliptical or oval planform. A double helix is possible, with two independent helical stairs in the same vertical space, allowing one person to ascend and another to descend, ...

Usually of shape and bearing a coat of arms or inscription, often found above monuments. Many have an indication of a nose and eyes in the top or bottom of the scrollwork.

A semi-circular or semi-elliptical window, with wedge-shaped panes of glass separated by mullions arranged like the spokes of a wagon wheel. Fan lights are usually found over entrance doors and windows, particularly in Federal and Greek Revival homes.

Fanlight - A semi-circular or semi- window with a horizontal sill often above a door.
Fascia - A horizontal band or board, often used to conceal the ends of rafters; the front of an object. Same as a face board.

A vaulted structure with an elliptical plan, usually a cross-section of a sphere, used to distribute an equal thrust in all directions.
Examples:
US Capitol, Washington DC
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome ...

fanlight A semicircular or semi window above a door, usually inset with radiating glazing bars.
fascia A horizontal, flat element, often combined with a cornice and architrave.

FANLIGHTfan-shaped (semi-circular or elliptical) window which usually forms part of door unit
FASCIAa plain horizontal band
FINIALa vertical ornament usually applied to the peak of dormer ...

Fanlight - window, semicircular or semi- in shape, with glazing bars or tracery sets radiating out like an open fan.
Fascia - The horizontal piece covering the end of rafters.

four-centered arch, Tudor arch - a low elliptical or pointed arch; usually drawn from four centers
voussoir - wedge-shaped stone building block used in constructing an arch or vault ...

Arch - can be round-headed, pointed, two-centered, or drop; ogee - pointed with double curved sides, upper arcs lower concave; lancet - pointed formed on an acute-angle triangle; depressed - flattened or ; corbelled - triangular, peaked, ...

The building, constructed in brick in a typical Baroque style, has an elliptical centre façade. This facade offers the only domestic project to make use of the undulating 'concave - convex - concave' rhythm.

dome - a convex covering over a circular, square, or polygonal space. Domes may be hemispherical, semi-, pointed or onion-shaped. Also, a large rounded roof or ceiling on a circular or many-sided base, cupola.

Other ornamentation is primarily based on curved lines, as well as a Palladian window set within a recessed wall arch, and circular or elliptical windows.

See also: See also: House, Architecture, Ornament, Brick, Classical

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