- n. Plural form of quatrefoil.
“Soon, other trunkmakers began copying Louis Vuitton's successful design, pushing the company to launch in 1896 its now iconic monogrammed canvas with the graphic symbols of quatrefoils and flowers.”
“Often, quatrefoils enclose stained glass, but the four-leaved plant motif can also appear as part of the stained glass itself.”
“On its tower right, alongside human-sized grotesques in the galerie des chimères, Viollet-le-Duc built a retaining wall of open quatrefoils in the mid-nineteenth century.”
“Sainte Chapelle QuatrefoilsI tend to associate quatrefoils with architecture, and certainly that is their best-known application, but they do also appear in other forms of ornamentation, including in manuscripts.”
“It looked like a cartoon, so I just accepted its whimsy after all, quatrefoils are good enough for Disney, but quickly decided it could be improved through some transformative felting.”
“Stained glass of Sainte ChapelleThe preference in Gothic architecture for quatrefoils has produced a legacy of four-leaved ornaments that enriches architecture of the Late Middle Ages.”
“They exhort sybarites to study d-rings and date codes, check LV monogram symmetry, examine stitching for unevenness and irregularities and look for suspicious crinkles on handles, sides, and quatrefoils.”
“The area in front of the niches was decorated with black quatrefoils in a circle.”
“Right, Detail with concentric circles above right, the quatrefoils above left, and the Amazon shields (peltae) below.”
“In the central light is the Agnus Dei; while in the other six encircling quatrefoils are angels censing, and representing Blessing,”
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I'm reading Combray from Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past) by Proust, and this is a list of Proustian words that I didn't know (or didn't realize were real words) at the time.
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