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  • n. A squinch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A squinch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, the part of the side of an aperture from the back of the jamb or reveal to the interior of the wall.


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  • It makes me think of a very small scone.

    August 2, 2007

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    August 2, 2007

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    August 2, 2007

  • A small arch thrown across the corner of a square room to support a superimposed mass, as where an octagonal spire or drum rests upon a square tower. Also scuncheon or squinch.

    August 1, 2007