Definition of Hemicycles

1. Noun. (plural of hemicycle) ¹



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Definition of Hemicycles

1. hemicycle [n] - See also: hemicycle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemicycles

hemicrania
hemicranial
hemicranias
hemicraniectomies
hemicraniectomy
hemicranies
hemicraniosis
hemicraniotomy
hemicrany
hemicryptophyte
hemicryptophytes
hemicube
hemicubes
hemicycle
hemicycles (current term)
hemicylindrical
hemidactyl
hemidactyls
hemidemisemiquaver
hemidemisemiquavers
hemidesmosome
hemidesmosomes
hemidiaphoresis
hemiditone
hemiditones
hemidrosis
hemidysesthesia
hemidystrophy
hemiectromelia

Literary usage of Hemicycles

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1. Ancient Rome in the Light of Recent Discoveries by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1891)
"... of the three hemicycles in those apses, the central one contained the tribunal or episcopal chair, the one on the right the sacred implements, ..."

2. The Old English Bible, and Other Essays by Francis Aidan Gasquet (1908)
"... subdivided into three smaller hemicycles. The reason and meaning of this peculiar form of an apse was long sought in vain; but a recent discovery made ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"Little- known of their theatres and odeons; the prad hemicycles of the former, destined for the spe tators, being all that now remain of thei These ..."

4. Paris as Seen and Described by Famous Writers by Esther Singleton (1900)
"The two hemicycles are adorned with carved ... Above the woodwork rise columns of stucco in both hemicycles, but their decoration is not the same in each. ..."

5. The Church of Sancta Sophia, Constantinople: A Study of Byzantine Building by William Richard Lethaby, Harold Swainson (1894)
"... of the great hemicycles, and these in turn by the vaults of the three subdivisions of the hemicycles. The thrusts are thus distributed in a ..."

6. Lombardic Architecture: Its Origin, Development and Derivatives by Giovanni Teresio Rivoira (1910)
"The origin of this pendentive is to be traced to the hemicycles sometimes used by the Romans as supports for domes. The way in which this was carried out ..."

7. The Latin Hymn-writers and Their Hymns by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1889)
"The reason of this peculiar form was long sought in vain ; but a recent discovery made at Hispalis proves that of the three hemicycles the central one ..."

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