Tracery, Bar

Tracery, Bar
1) Made up of moulded bars forming geometrical figures, etc.
(Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415)
2) So called from its resemblance to iron bars bent to the forms required. (architecture)
(Davis, H.W. C. (ed.) Medieval England, 615)

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