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Usage examples for Abaci

  1. There is absolutely no decorative element except four shallow masks beneath the abaci of the pilasters. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  2. It has three shafts on each side, all with good capitals and abaci, from which spring two carved and one plain arch. – Portuguese Architecture by Walter Crum Watson
  3. Above the abaci of the capitals three lions, crouching on consoles or brackets, grip in their thin claws a snake, a dragon, and a demon. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins
  4. But for a few square abaci which are used, and for the appearance of early tracery in the side windows, it might pass as a purely Lancet building. – Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine by Edward A. Freeman Commentator: W. H. Hutton
  5. The interior of Rothwell Church, Northamptonshire, has much of Semi- Norman character: the aisles are divided from the nave by four lofty, plain, and triple- faced pointed arches, with square edges, springing from square piers with attached semicylindrical shafts on each side, and banded round midway between the bases and capitals; and the latter, which are enriched with sculptured foliage, are surmounted by square abaci; the west doorway is also of Semi- Norman character, and pointed, and is set within a projecting mass of masonry resembling the shallow Norman buttress. – The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed. by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
  6. The finely carved capitals carry square abaci in the side aisles and circular ones in the nave. – Cathedrals of Spain by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
  7. The architrave rests upon them, and, as in Greece and Egypt, its immediate weight is borne by abaci. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  8. Both abaci and bases have been placed at right angles to the arches they support. – Cathedrals of Spain by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
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