Vitruvian scroll
Vitruvian Vi*tru"vi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Vitruvius, an ancient Roman architect. [1913 Webster]

{Vitruvian scroll} (Arch.), a name given to a peculiar pattern of scrollwork, consisting of convolved undulations. It is used in classical architecture. --Oxf. Gloss. [1913 Webster]


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  • vitruvian scroll — noun Usage: usually capitalized V : a scroll of convolved undulations used especially in friezes of the composite order * * * a scroll forming a stylized wave pattern. Also called running dog, Vitruvian wave, wave scroll. [1830 40; named after… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vitruvian scroll — a scroll forming a stylized wave pattern. Also called running dog, Vitruvian wave, wave scroll. [1830 40; named after VITRUVIUS POLLIO] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vitruvian — Vi*tru vi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Vitruvius, an ancient Roman architect. [1913 Webster] {Vitruvian scroll} (Arch.), a name given to a peculiar pattern of scrollwork, consisting of convolved undulations. It is used in classical architecture.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wave scroll. — See Vitruvian scroll. * * * …   Universalium

  • wave scroll. — See Vitruvian scroll …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vitruvius — A 1684 depiction of Vitruvius (right) presenting De Architectura to Augustus Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC) was a Roman writer, architect and engineer,[1] active in the 1st century BC. He is best known… …   Wikipedia

  • running-dog pattern — ▪ architectural motif  in classical architecture, decorative motif consisting of a repeated stylized convoluted form, something like the profile of a breaking wave. This pattern, which may be raised above, incised into, or painted upon a surface …   Universalium

  • Clifton, Queensland — Clifton Queensland Old Clifton Dairy, 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • running dog — Disparaging. 1. (esp. in Chinese Communist propaganda) a. a person or institution subservient to counterrevolutionary interests. b. a manipulable, servile follower; lackey: to be reviled as a running dog of the colonialists. 2. Archit. See… …   Universalium

  • wave molding — noun : a molding with a profile that suggests one or more breaking waves compare vitruvian scroll …   Useful english dictionary

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