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  • noun Plural form of fascia.


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  • 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

  • Clarke's demotion is nearly prima fasciae evidence that the administration demphasized terrorism before 9/11.

    ~ Angry Bear

  • My father's point was that a constantly shifting story is prima fasciae evidence of lying.

    ~ Angry Bear

  • As the fasciae decrease in height from top to bottom, they in turn decrease the height of the characters, sometimes resulting in the same character being represented in different shapes.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Macellum Report 3

  • Although this front is not divided into the usual stepped subdivisions of an architrave (fasciae), it clearly must have served as one such subdivision.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Hadrianic Nymphaeum Report 6

  • These were reused with their inscribed architrave fasciae (stepped profile) set horizontally, either as upper or as lower surface, and covered by mortared rubble, but showing their simple "soffits" (decorated sunken profile on the bottom of an architrave carried by free standing columns) as inner door frame.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - The Macellum Report 2

  • One, a dedicatory inscription mentioning a certain Philippos Amynonos, was found on the two upper fasciae of a 2.1 m long architrave.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Macellum Report 3

  • They are carved in beautiful characters over the fasciae (stepped subdivisions) of the architrave.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Macellum Report 3

  • In the mean time, the team's senior stone carver, Mustafa Sir, used his talent on the profiles of a completely new architrave block, whose fasciae (stepped subdivisions) were separated by plain astragals (round profiles).

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Anastylosis Projects - Northwest Heroon Report 4

  • Traces of red paint were found on the central concha, consisting of three stepped bands called fasciae.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Anastylosis Projects - Antonine Nymphaeum Report 1


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  • "... in astronomy, are certain parts of Jupiter's body, resembling swathes or belts. They are more lucid than the rest of that planet's disc, and are terminated by parallel lines, sometimes broader and sometimes narrower."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 144

    October 11, 2008