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  • noun Plural form of massing.

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Examples

  • And yet this movement freed architects from the drab strait-jacket of modernism, by offering a vastly expanded choice of ornament, massings and styles.

    Heights of Fancy

  • Mills's signature work was notable for its bold, clean simplicity and strong play of solid massings and voids, qualities he would bring to austere conclusion in his Washington monument.

    The Road to the Monument

  • Mills's signature work was notable for its bold, clean simplicity and strong play of solid massings and voids, qualities he would bring to austere conclusion in his Washington monument.

    The Road to the Monument

  • Wrench yourself free of the individual panels, compelling as they are, and a fugue-like relationship of images across the chapel becomes apparent -- thrusts through space that are answered on opposing walls, gestures that echo from painting to painting, geometric structures and massings that link individual frescoes.

    A Piero Without Peer

  • There have been some large massings of Taliban forces and that means large numbers of casualties among Taliban fighters.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2006

  • Pàâtés and terrines thus span a wonderful range, from coarse, rustic massings of pork innards and head in the French pàâté de campagne, to luxurious layerings of brandy-scented foie gras and truffles.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Pàâtés and terrines thus span a wonderful range, from coarse, rustic massings of pork innards and head in the French pàâté de campagne, to luxurious layerings of brandy-scented foie gras and truffles.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Among all the numerous gatherings, convocations and grand massings of Pao, the Pamalisthen Drones were accorded the highest prestige.

    The Languages of Pao

  • The object of the gardener has been to develop to the utmost possible degree their natural tendency to rugged line and massings of foliage -- that spiny sombre-green foliage which Japanese art is never weary of imitating in metal inlay or golden lacquer.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series

  • The innermost, the middle, and the outermost elements of the parts exist in these degrees, for they are successive compositions, that is, bundlings and massings together from simples that are their first substances or matters.

    Angelic Wisdom Concerning the Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom

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