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ornamental work of branchlike lines especially the lacy openwork in the upper part of
the Gothic window

Tracery

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early Gothic tracery formed by pierced slabs of stone set on edge. The design is based on the shape and disposition of the openings

Plate Tracery

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Gothic tracery characterised by pattern of irregular boldly curved forms.

Curvilinear Tracery

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gothic tracery consisting mainly of a netlike arrangement of repeated geometric figures.

Reticulated Tracery

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characterized by intersecting traceries

Intersecting Tracery

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characterized by a pattern of geometric shapes such as
circles and foils

Geometric tracery

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predominantly vertical gothic tracery having mullions rising to the curve of the arch, crossed at the intervals by horizontal transom.

Perpendicular Tracery

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any of several arcs or rounded spaces divided by cusps and tangent to the interior of a larger arc as of an arch
or a circle

Foil

9

ornamentation of an archway, window
Or other openings with foils or representations

Foilation

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a pointed projection formed by two Intersecting arcs used especially to vary the outlines of the intradoses or to form foils.

Cusp

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one of the curved lines of edges along which two intersecting vaults meet.

Groin

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a surface framed by the ribs of the ribbed vault.

Web

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any of the several arch-like members supporting a vault at groin, defining its distinct surfaces or dividing
those surfaces into panels.

Rib

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the keystone at the crown of the arch or at the intersection of two or more vaulting rib

Key

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a rib spanning the longitudinal axis of a rib vault and dividing it into bays or compartments.

Arc doubleau

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a rib spanning form a point
of support on either side of the ogives
or transverse ribs of a rib vault. Also
called intermediate rib

Tierceron

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- a rib against the wall, parallel to the longitudinal axis of the rib vault.

Fomeret

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a sculptured ornament suspended from the roof truss, vault or ceiling.

Pendant

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a horizontal rib marking the crown of a vaulting compartment

Ridge Rib

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a rib crossing a compartment of a rib vault on a
diagonal.

Ogive

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an ornamental vaulting rib other than one springing from a pier

Lierne

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a vault having a semi circular cross section.

Barrel Vault

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a vault having a circular
cross section that is larger at one end
than the other.

Conical Vault

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a vault springing from an abutment higher at onside than the other

Rampart Vault

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a barrel vault having a circular plan in the shape of a ring.

Annular Vault

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a compound vault formed by the perpendicular intersection of two vaults, forming arched diagonal arrises called groin.

Groin Vault

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-a compound vault formed by four coves meeting along
diagonal vertical planes

Cloister Vault

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a vault supported by or decorated with arched diagonal ribs.

Ribbed Vault

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vault composed of a number of concave conoldal sections, usually four, springing from the corners of the vaulting compartment, often decorated with ribs that radiate from the springing line of the framework of a fan

Fan Vaulting

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a compound vault having a narrower transverse vault springing from a higher level so that the ridges are at the same height.

Stilted vault