Definition of Key pattern
1. Noun. An ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief). "There was a simple fret at the top of the walls"
Generic synonyms: Architectural Ornament
Derivative terms: Fret, Fret
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Literary usage of Key pattern
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1899)
"Small fragment with eared semicircular key-end containing key pattern. ... Celtic cross covered with key-pattern. Inscription illegible. Very worn. 107. ..."
2. The Art of the Saracens in Egypt by Stanley Lane-Poole (1888)
"The third zone, pierced with small holes, is covered with arabesques, except four medallions which are filled with the characteristic key-pattern &c. ..."
3. Journal by Australian Ex Libris Society (1892)
"There is a good example of a square fret of the Greek type on the shaft at Penmon. This key pattern occurs on the narrow edges of the Maen ..."
4. Archaeologia Cambrensis by Cambrian Archaeological Association, Thomas Rowland Powel, Donald Moore (1893)
"Divided into three panels, each containing a key-pattern similar to that on the ... The key-pattern formed of T-shaped figures is to be seen on all of them. ..."
5. Chinese Porcelain by William Giuseppi Gulland (1902)
"In vol. iii., parts 1 and 2, of " The Proceedings of the Japan Society of London," will be found a paper by Mr. FT Piggott on the key pattern, ami whether ..."
6. Indian Blankets and Their Makers by George Wharton James (1914)
"Numerous modifications of a key pattern, often assuming a double ... Each side consists of a simple key pattern with the shank inclined to the rim of the ..."
7. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1878)
"This shaft is filled in with a very good example of the key pattern. It contracts at the top, evidently for connection with the other limbs, ..."
8. A Manual of Historic Ornament, Treating Upon the Evolution, Tradition, and by Richard Glazier (1906)
"The Romans, without imparting freshness used the same right-angled key-pattern, chiefly as borders for mosaic pavements and upon the horizontal soffits of ..."