from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A subordinate rib used in Gothic vaulting to connect the intersections and bosses of the primary ribs.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In architecture, any rib in vaulting that does not rise from the impost, and is not a ridge-rib, but passes from a boss or intersection of the principal ribs to other secondary ribs. Vaults in which such ribs are employed are called
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Both have 'lierne' vaults [_i. e._, vaults in which short transverse ribs or 'liernes' are mixed with the ribs that branch from the vaulting capitals], and in both the triforium is obtained by prolonging the clerestory windows downward, and making panels of the lower lights, which panels have a plain opening cut through them, by which the triforium space communicates with the passage over the roof of the side-aisles. "
Behind him, the wall was mostly crystal window with thin lierne ribs, providing a view clear across Makkathran.
The bridge took them into the Ilongo district, which was made up of small box-like buildings, two or three storeys high with vaulting lierne roofs, and walls which often leaned away from perpendicular.
The room was empty, now, allowing her footsteps to echo overhead from the intricate lierne vaulting with the wavelike, sweeping ribs.
The vault of the tower is a lierne vault, and from the occurrence of the arms of Sir Guy de Brien, once quartered with those of Montacute
This spacious apartment owes the form of its curious floor to the vaulting of the lantern-space in the time of Sir Guy de Brien, whose arms are found in the lierne-vaulting which supports the floor.
Two other _Side Chapels_ deserve to be mentioned, viz. the two eastmost on the north side, which were the first roofed with lierne vaulting.
The lierne vaulting of the vestibule is very delicate (the ribs, it will be noted, are run differently in the four quarters of the roof), and the pendants form a cross.
The vaulting is lierne vaulting, with short ribs, which connect the main ribs together.
Perpendicular work with a splendid roof of lierne vaulting.
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