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- v. Present participle of coffer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mining, the operation of securing the shaft of a mine from the ingress of water by ramming in clay between the casing and the rock.
- n. In architecture, decorations by means of coffers or sunken panels.
- n. A special method of making a watertight brickwork lining for a mine shaft, each course being laid in rings, without headers, and the bricks of alternate rings being floated in grout, breaking joints horizontally with the other rings.
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"You get more for your money in the financial district," she said, standing under the lobby's cream-and-gilt coffering.
Wolf, you remember from coffering the Camp David Accords, this is far removed from those days when he was revered in Israel.
In my opinion, based on the circumstances today, December 4th, neither George W. Bush nor Al Gore would assume the presidency with full credibility, and it is very much both of their interests that this matter be resolved by a rule of law that the American public sees as fair and as coffering the authority of the president of the United States to the next occupant.
I was staring up at the panels of the vaulting, relishing the beauty of the color scheme, the gold rosettes brilliant against the deep blue of the soffits, set off by the red of the coffering.
A sudden impression of the magnificence of this church, its vastness filled with dusk, a few wax tapers scattered along the nave; in the far distance a lit-up altar throwing its light up into the vault of an aisle, showing the shimmer of golden coffering; the crowd circling unseen.
This wall was originally incrusted with rich marbles, and the great dome, adorned with deep coffering in rectangular panels, was decorated with rosettes and mouldings in gilt stucco.
Johore, and also in the coffering of the ceilings in the drawing-room and some plastering in the rear block.
But, according to what I once heard from certain old friends of Andrea, he used to defend himself by saying that he had adhered in his vault to the method of the coffering in the Ritonda at Rome, wherein the ribs that radiate from the round window in the centre above, from which that temple gets its light, serve to enclose the square sunk panels containing the rosettes, which diminish little by little, as likewise do the ribs; and for that reason they do not fall in a straight line with the columns.
Nevertheless many craftsmen, and Michelagnolo in particular, have been of the opinion that the Ritonda was built by three architects, of whom the first carried it as far as the cornice that is above the columns, and the second from the cornice upwards, the part, namely, that contains those windows of more graceful workmanship, for in truth this second part is very different in manner from the part below, since the vaulting was carried out without any relation between the coffering and the straight lines of what is below.
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