Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See opus signinum, under opus.

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Examples

  • But river sand, though useless in "signinum" on account of its thinness, becomes perfectly solid in stucco when thoroughly worked by means of polishing instruments.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • The "xysta" ought to be so constructed that there may be plantations between the two colonnades, or groves of plane trees, with walks laid out in them among the trees and resting places there, made of "opus signinum."

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • But if the ground is hard, or if the veins lie too deep, the water supply must be obtained from roofs or higher ground, and collected in cisterns of "signinum work."

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • The trench for the signinum work, down to the level of the proposed depth of the cistern, should be beaten with wooden beetles covered with iron.

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  • The floors were made of _opus signinum_, such as the

    English Villages

  • This had a floor of pink opus signinum, upon which had been laid a pavement of fine mosaic; of this, however, only a number of loose tesserse were found.

    Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity [microform]

  • It is possible that this did survive along the line of the wall, but in the centre of the room the mosaic had been completely destroyed in Roman times, a later mortar floor directly overlying its opus signinum make-up.

    Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity [microform]

  • -- pavements of opus signinum, as well as one large Roman paving flag of the type that is found on the road between Termini and Punta Campanella.

    Alone

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