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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Corbeling (in the general sense of the projection of one mass or surface beyond the substructure) and the construction of ir in masonry.


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  • Now it is the encorbelment of a turret at the angle of a fifteenth or sixteenth century mansion that has lost all its importance; now a dark archway with fantastic heads grimacing from the wall; now an arcade of Gothic windows, with graceful columns and delicate carvings -- a beautiful fragment in the midst of ruin.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine


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