- n. architecture Plural form of voussoir.
“An arch consists of a series of wedge shaped blocks, known as voussoirs, arranged in a curve, and so locking one another together that unless the abutments from which the arch springs give way, it will not only carry itself, but sustain a heavy load.”
“The separate stones which compose the curve of an arch are called voussoirs, or arch-stones.”
“Then I repented, since only by throwing myself sideways along her neck did I avoid the voussoirs of the arch as she crashed underneath in half-terror of this strange place.”
“On the western side of the arch, we are only missing two voussoirs.”
“At the end of the week, architecture students briefly joined the Heroon team and started to document the few voussoirs of the arch.”
“The back part of this architrave block functions as one of the eastern voussoirs of the central arch.”
“With the help of plasticine copies were taken from the existing original voussoirs and carefully transmitted to the new stones.”
“Eva Leplat (left) and Mustafa Özkavak completing the Lesbian cymation (above) and the two rows of bead-and-reels of the second archivolt's new voussoirs”
“Four voussoirs, among which was a keystone, that most certainly belong to this structure were found.”
“For the study of the second arch, 1/1 scale drawings of the original three voussoirs were made.”
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