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  • n. Plural form of architrave.


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  • This will allow us to focus mainly on the upper structure of the building, namely the architraves, cornices, cassettes, and gables.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Restoration Report 7

  • In view of the fact that on the architraves (almost certainly from the south portico) copied by K. Lanckoronski in 1884-1886, the beginning of the dedication could be read as "Because of the victory of the Lord Emperor Caesar Marcus [then missing: Aurelius] C [ommodus Antoninus and], a text occupying no less than three architraves, which is the same as the erased part on our preserved pieces, there seems to be nothing abnormal here.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Macellum Report 5

  • Now my bedroom was painted a sombre pale grey, with charcoal skirting boards and architraves.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • And like the nudes, it should be said, they often miss the point of their Italian sources: Impossibly spindly columns and pilasters atop richly carved architraves read like the fever dream of a Mannerist architect.


  • These structures are clearly the remains of several Roman monumental tombs, built in ashlar and fieldstones and embellished with columns, architraves, etc.

    Territorial Archaeological Survey « Interactive Dig Sagalassos – City in the Clouds

  • Then would I salute the strangers courteously, and expatiate to their astonished minds upon crypts and chancels, and naves, arches, Gothic and Saxon architraves, mullions and flying buttresses.

    The Monastery

  • At the opposite extremities of the long hall or gallery were two large doors, ornamented with heavy architraves, probably opening into different suites of apartments, to which the gallery served as a medium of mutual communication.

    Quentin Durward

  • She opened in the panelling one of the old-fashioned concealed modes of exit known as jib-doors, which it was once the custom to construct without architraves in the walls of large apartments, so as not to interfere with the general design of the room.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • The issue was that the hooded windows, simple string-courses, and random masonry of the Gothic workman, stood elbow to elbow with the equal-spaced ashlar, architraves, and fasciae of the Classic addition, each telling its distinct tale as to stage of thought and domestic habit without any of those artifices of blending or restoration by which the seeker for history in stones will be utterly hoodwinked in time to come.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • It is a long-violated retreat; all its corner-stones, plinths, and architraves were carried away to build neighbouring villages even before mediaeval or modern history began.

    A Changed Man


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