Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, an arrangement of cusps; a series of cusps: the general system of decoration by cusps, as in Gothic tracery.
- n. architecture A formation of cusps
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“Sure there are no votes in Defence per se, but let me assure you there are votes in failure, we are seriously cusping a Suez and you are the head honcho, go figure!”
“They have traceried heads with early types of cusping of about the same date as, or a little later than, the rose window in the east gable; but they are certainly thirty or forty years earlier than those of the lady-chapel.”
“The capitals of columns, the cusping of windows, and the ornaments were seldom repeated, but varied according to the taste of the craftsman.”
“St. Jacques, I think, on the whole is the finer church of the two, and remarkable for the florid ornament of its spandrels, and for the elaborate, pendent cusping of the soffits of its arches -- features that lend it an almost barbaric magnificence that reminds one of Rosslyn Chapel.”
“The method of cusping the drop-arch and the varied treatment of these in nave, choir and transepts are noteworthy while the little quatrefoil at the intersection of mullion and transom is a really happy innovation.”
“When the restoration was undertaken by Mr. Wallace, enough of the old work remained to show that the original design had a high-pitched roof, with a gable recessed behind a straight parapet, and that the large window, though all cusping and tracery had disappeared, was similar, in its main divisions, to that which Sir Arthur Blomfield has inserted.”
Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral Formerly the Collegiate Church of St. Saviour, Otherwise St. Mary Overie. A Short History and Description of the Fabric, with Some Account of the College and the See
“Plain transoms cross the lights, whereas in the inside the tracery and cusping is elaborate.”
“Here and there in the rich colour were introduced medallions, representing apparently scriptural scenes, and at the top of each light, under the cusping, was a coat of arms.”
“When I made the final photogram, I floated all the layers of material in water - so you get a little distortion, some cusping round the seed-heads.”
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