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Architectural ornament   /ˌɑrkətˈɛktʃərəl ˈɔrnəmənt/   Listen
Architectural ornament

(architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance.

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"Architectural ornament" Quotes from Famous Books

... moved with rapid steps through several streets, which were alternately flooded with bright moonlight and shrouded in darkness, until she stood before the county jail. This is a barrack-like structure, whose plain front has for its sole architectural ornament two pairs of columns, which flank the main entrance on both sides. Panna entered the narrow space between the two columns at the left, and sat down with her back resting against the fluted shaft at the stone base of the pillar, ...
— How Women Love - (Soul Analysis) • Max Simon Nordau

Words linked to "Architectural ornament" :   guilloche, crocket, dogtooth, ornamentation, architecture, key pattern, Greek fret, ornament, trefoil, foliage, antefix, fret, foliation, Greek key, frieze, decoration

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