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arcuated: descriptive of a building dependent on the use of the arch, not post and lintel (trabeated).
arcuated lintel: an entablature bent up to form an arch projecting into the pediment.

ARCUATED A description of a building incorporating arches.
ASTRAGAL A small convex moulding that may look like a reed if found in vertical rows.

Any form of construction using arches. Image courtesy of Gayle Goudy Kochanski
Building stone that has been squared and finished, and the masonry constructed of such blocks. Courtesy of Heather Russell ...

Trabeated/Arcuated Illustration
Trabeated (detail) and arcuated (detail) construction.
Note how the local stone is only capable of spanning short distances and in order to achieve wider spans, an arch has to be used.

ArchivoltUnder-surface of an arch, or a moulded band following its contour.ArcuatedDependent structurally on the arch principle. Compare trabeated.ArkChest or cupboard housing the tables of Jewish law in a synagogue.Arris ...

The fundamental principle of Greek architecture. The arcuated system -- that involving the use of arches -- was not used by the Greeks.

See also: See also: Trabeated, Architecture, Post, Classical, Beam

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