Interpenetrating molding
Interpenetrate In`ter*pen"e*trate, v. i. To penetrate each the other; to penetrate between bodies or their parts. [1913 Webster]

{Interpenetrating molding} (Arch.), in late Gothic architecture, a decoration by means of moldings which seem to pass through solid uprights, transoms, or other members; often, two sets of architectural members penetrating one another, in appearance, as if both had been plastic when they were put together. [1913 Webster]


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  • Interpenetrate — In ter*pen e*trate, v. i. To penetrate each the other; to penetrate between bodies or their parts. [1913 Webster] {Interpenetrating molding} (Arch.), in late Gothic architecture, a decoration by means of moldings which seem to pass through solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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