from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having coffers.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of coffer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In architecture, built with coffers: said of a wooden ceiling or vault, the coffers in the former being the panels between the beams, and those of the latter being recesses built in the masonry.


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  • Now, I don't know about you, but when I conjure up a description of my bathroom or any bathroom, the words "coffered," "wainscoting" and "Bianco Verde marble" don't come to mind.

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  • You will notice custom quality and upgrades throughout this home such as coffered ceilings, solid oak trim, slab granite counter tops and beautifully maintained hardwood floors. - Articles related to Tobacco Funds Shrink as Obesity Fight Intensifies

  • The features in this home are just too many to mention such as coffered ceilings, multi-light windows, heavy door and window casings, and other elements that give this home great charm. - Business News

  • Other gems of the church include the Cosmatesque pavement donated by the Roman nobleman Scoto Paparone and his son in 1288, Arnolfo di Cambio's Nativity scene from the thirteenth century and the coffered ceiling in gilt wood designed by Giuliano Sangallo in 1450.

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  • Before the amazed eyes of the congregation, a cascade of white petals descends from the coffered ceiling, blanketing the hypogeum.

    The Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

  • On the north side, there is a much-eroded zodiac motif, set within a detailed coffered ceiling.

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  • There's an open-plan dining-living-kitchen area with coffered ceilings; 2010 property taxes were about $9,600.

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  • Evan Joseph This library, with coffered ceilings and pine walls, is original to the house.

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  • It has a basement that is suitable for use as living quarters, brokers say, an elevator, the original spiral staircase and coffered ceilings.

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  • Coldwell Banker Previews International The study features wood paneling, a fireplace and a coffered ceiling.

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