Norman style
Norman Nor"man, prop. a. [F. normand, of Scand. origin. See {Northman}, and cf. {Norse}.] Of or pertaining to Normandy or to the Normans; as, the Norman language; the Norman conquest. [1913 Webster]

{Norman style} (Arch.), a style of architecture which arose in the tenth century, characterized by great massiveness, simplicity, and strength, with the use of the semicircular arch, heavy round columns, and a great variety of ornaments, among which the zigzag and spiral or cable-formed ornaments were prominent. [1913 Webster]


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