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- v. Present participle of groin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture: Any system of vaulting implying the intersection at any angle of simple vaults.
- n. The general scheme or plan of the groins in such a system of vaulting.
- n. Same as groin, 2.
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This remarkable effect was produced by the depth of the eye-socket, under which the eye moved free from its setting; the arch of the brow was so accurate as to resemble the groining of a vault.
Such groining of the roof is only made by Nature's hand.
The wooden groining of the tower is curious, and the base of the walls show the existence of a former building that lacked the present aisles.
A bold and ingenious treatment of the vaulting shaft of the tower groining is used on these piers; on the western ones the shafts stop upon the ends of the hood moulding.
The groining with cusped panels and numerous bosses has escaped restoration.
The long spandrils of the groining are painted with conventional scrollwork of leaves and flowers in a style contemporaneous with the architecture.
The space between the great arch and the groining of the Choir is filled with rich tracery, on the central panel of which is painted the Crucifixion, with angels holding the chalice and palm branch on the right and left.
The central boss of the lantern groining is a half-length figure of Christ in glory, considerably above life size, and with the conventual clouding around it; it is boldly carved in oak.
The groining of the Octagon forms eight hoods, four above the windows, and four above the great arches of the Choir, Nave and
The roof is of iron, the panels within the groining being overlaid with plaster.