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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See head.

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Examples

  • The arched stone bridge that crossed the narrows to the matching bluff on the south side was the only safe crossing of the river, except in winter, in the more than three hundred vingts between the point where the river gushed from beneath the head-wall of the Aerlal Plateau " some one hundred and twenty vingts generally east-northeast of Emal " and Dekhron itself.

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  • A thin membrane, standing vertically in the middle plane, the mesocardium, connects the ventral wall of the head-gut with the lower head-wall.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • In the same chapel, at the foot of the face of that wall which serves as head-wall to the tramezzo, [8] he painted the Miracle that Our Lord performed with the five loaves and two fishes, which satisfied the multitude; and in this are many beautiful figures and many portraits from life, but most of all is praise given to a S. John the Evangelist, who is very slender, and has his back partly turned towards the spectator.

    Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects Vol. 06 (of 10) Fra Giocondo to Niccolo Soggi

  • Above the pulpit of S. Francesco de 'Zoccolanti, in the same city, is a picture that he painted of S. Louis and S. Bernardino holding a large circle that contains the name of Jesus; and in the refectory of those friars there is a picture on canvas as large as the whole of the head-wall, of the S.viour in the midst of the twelve Apostles, painted in perspective and all very beautiful, and executed with many proofs of consideration.

    Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects Vol. 06 (of 10) Fra Giocondo to Niccolo Soggi

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