Arch, Lancet

Arch, Lancet
♦ Pointed arch formed on an acute-angled triangle, the radii greater than the span.
(Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 409)

Medieval glossary. 2014.

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  • Lancet arch — Lancet Lan cet, n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See {Lance}.] 1. A surgical knife like instrument of various forms, commonly sharp pointed and two edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal.) An iron …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Lancet architecture — Lancet Lan cet, n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See {Lance}.] 1. A surgical knife like instrument of various forms, commonly sharp pointed and two edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal.) An iron …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arch — • A structure composed of separate pieces, such as stone or bricks, having the shape of truncated wedges, arranged on a curved line so as to retain their position by mutual pressure Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Arch     Arch …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • lancet — [lan′sit] n. [ME lancettis, pl. < OFr lancette, dim. of lance, LANCE] 1. a small, pointed surgical knife, usually two edged, used for making small incisions, skin punctures, etc. 2. a) LANCET ARCH b) LANCET WINDOW …   English World dictionary

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