semicircular arch

  1. a round arch drawn from a single center
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  • The opening is of the form sometimes called the shouldered arch, a square lintel (which, curiously enough, is not one stone) resting on corbels; and the semicircular arch over this is of four orders, the uppermost of which projects considerably from the wall. Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon A Short History of the Church and a Description of Its Fabric
  • The dome structure itself dates back to the Roman Empire, where the semicircular arch was used for creating large openings in walls. The cupola: Spain's gift to Mexico's colonial architecture
  • The roofs are peculiar, being in the form of well-constructed semicircular arches, all of mud, and in many cases the tops of the outside walls are adorned by a kind of balustrade of open brickwork. Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt
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