Lierne rib
Lierne rib Lierne" rib` (ly[^a]rn" r[i^]b`) n. [F. lierne.] (Arch.) In Gothic vaulting, any rib which does not spring from the impost and is not a ridge rib, but passes from one boss or intersection of the principal ribs to another. [1913 Webster]

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  • lierne — [lē ʉrn′] n. [Fr: see LIANA] Archit. a short rib used in Gothic vaulting to connect the bosses and intersections of the main ribs …   English World dictionary

  • Lierne (vault) — Plan of lierne vault Ely Choir, (liernes are shaded black) …   Wikipedia

  • Rib vault — Cathedral of Reims, France …   Wikipedia

  • lierne — [lɪ ə:n] noun Architecture (in vaulting) a short rib connecting the bosses and intersections of the principal ribs. Origin ME: from Fr., perh. a transferred use of dialect lierne (standard Fr. liane) clematis …   English new terms dictionary

  • lierne — /lee errn /, n. Archit. an ornamental vaulting rib other than one springing from a pier or a ridge rib. [1835 45; < F: binding timber, equiv. to li(er) to bind ( < L ligare) + erne < ?] * * * …   Universalium

  • lierne —    A short rib that runs from one main rib of a vault to another. (pr. lee ern ) …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • lierne — noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, probably from lier to bind, from Latin ligare Date: 1842 a rib in Gothic vaulting that passes from one intersection of the principal ribs to another …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lierne — purely decorative extra vaulting ribs joining the structural ribs to form a net like pattern ♦ A short subsidiary rib connecting two main ones. (Martindale, Andrew. Gothic Art, 269) …   Medieval glossary

  • lierne — li•erne [[t]liˈɜrn[/t]] n. archit. a short ornamental rib inserted between the main ribs in a vaulted ceiling • Etymology: 1835–45; < F: binding timber =li(er) to bind (< L ligāre) + erne, of uncert. orig …   From formal English to slang

  • lierne — /liˈɜn/ (say lee ern) noun a short connecting rib used in Gothic vaulting. {late Middle English, from French, variant of liorne. See liana} …   Australian English dictionary

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