Definition of Drop arch
1. Noun. A blunt pointed arch drawn from two centers within the span.
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Literary usage of Drop arch
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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Depressed Arch. Same as drop arch. Diminished Arch. An arch having less rise or ... 115 drop arch. (1) A pointed arch in which the two centres are nearer ..."
2. Archaeologia Cambrensis by Cambrian Archaeological Association, Thomas Rowland Powel, Donald Moore (1866)
"The door has three feet three inches opening, with a drop arch and plain chamfered moulding. ... The door-recess is four feet broad, and has a drop-arch. ..."
3. A Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture by John Henry Parker (1845)
"10), formed on an acute angled triangle, and the drop arch (fig. 11), formed on an obtuse angled triangle; these, together with the segmental pointed arch ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"... the lancet, in which the centres of the circles fall beyond these points ; the drop arch, where they fall within the base ; and the segmental arch, ..."
5. Old London: Papers Read at the London Congress, July, 1866 (1867)
"... small door with a drop-arch leads into the ascending well-stair. The arch rings are all of good ashlar, but the room is not vaulted. ..."