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  • n. Plural form of vaulting.


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  • In winter dining rooms, neither paintings on grand subjects nor delicacy of decoration in the cornice work of the vaultings is a serviceable kind of design, because they are spoiled by the smoke from the fire and the constant soot from the lamps.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Here was not the gala extravagance of one of Baldomer's gatherings; the feast was Spartan by comparison, with shadows brooding in the sparsely lit upper vaultings of the gallery.

    Conan The Warlord

  • This interior porch circled and commanded the ornate main portals and lofty entry hall, the upper vaultings of which were thick with shadow, Conan saw.

    Conan The Warlord

  • Gothic arches but Russko spires, except that in low gravity those vaultings soar while those domes bulge ... and yet it isn't mismatched, it's strong and graceful in its own way, it belongs on Aeneas as ...

    The Day of Their Return

  • It is divided in the middle by an arch, thus having two complete vaultings, each with four spandrels.

    Luca Signorelli

  • But pitsand used in masonry dries quickly, the stucco coating is permanent, and the walls can support vaultings.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • After the vaultings have been polished, set the impost mouldings directly beneath them.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Having thus set the vaultings in their places and interwoven them, apply the rendering coat to their lower surface; then lay on the sand mortar, and afterwards polish it off with the powdered marble.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • We must also beware of the ancients 'scheme for vaultings; for in their mouldings the soffits overhang very heavily, and are dangerous.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • This kind, however, has these defects when used in masonry: it dries slowly; the wall cannot be built up without interruption but from time to time there must be pauses in the work; and such a wall cannot carry vaultings.

    The Ten Books on Architecture


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