Definition of Four-centered arch
1. Noun. A low elliptical or pointed arch; usually drawn from four centers.
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Literary usage of Four-centered arch
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the British Archaeological Association by British Archaeological Association (1863)
"Of the north aisle, the fragment at the north-west corner is part of a stair-turret, in which remains the head of a small door, with a four-centered arch, ..."
2. Plane Geometry by Claude Irwin Palmer, Daniel Pomeroy Taylor (1915)
"The main arch is a four centered arch with the span divided into three equal parts. The centers are at E, F, $, and N. The two side arches are equilateral ..."
3. Medieval Architecture: Its Origins and Development, with Lists of Monuments by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1909)
"This motive was at times carried so far that the arch became merely a flat lintel with rounded corners (Ill. 270), though the Tudor, or four-centered arch, ..."
4. Publications of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society (1846)
"As it thus appears that " hanse" was the small arch at the springing of a three-centered and probably also of a four-centered arch, and as the lintel was ..."
5. Treatise on Architecture, Including the Arts of Construction, Building by William Hosking, Thomas Tredgold, Thomas Young, John Robinson (1867)
"In the section of these, the four-centered arch was generally used ; the methodof finding the lines for which see STONE-MASONRY, MEDIEVAL, V. 134, &c. ..."