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  • 81 archivolt — n. 1 a band of mouldings round the lower curve of an arch. 2 the lower curve itself from impost to impost of the columns. Etymology: F archivolte or It. archivolto (as ARC, VAULT) …

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  • 82 ARLES — (Heb. ארלאדי, ארלך, ארלי), town in France, 27 mi. (approx. 40 km.) south of Avignon. According to a Jewish legend, one of three rudderless ships bearing Jewish exiles arrived in Arles after the destruction of the Second Temple. It is said that… …

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  • 83 COMMUNITY — antiquity middle ages character and structures functions and duties individual centers the muslim caliphate in the east …

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  • 84 PALERMO — PALERMO, capital of Sicily. Jews apparently lived there in Roman times. Evidence of their presence is first supplied by pope gregory I. His intervention in 598 with Bishop Victor of Palermo, who had requisitioned the synagogue and hospice,… …

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  • 85 assise — Assize As*size , n. [OE. assise, asise, OF. assise, F. assises, assembly of judges, the decree pronounced by them, tax, impost, fr. assis, assise, p. p. of asseoir, fr. L. assid?re to sit by; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See {Sit}, {Size}, and cf.… …

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  • 86 Assize — As*size , n. [OE. assise, asise, OF. assise, F. assises, assembly of judges, the decree pronounced by them, tax, impost, fr. assis, assise, p. p. of asseoir, fr. L. assid?re to sit by; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See {Sit}, {Size}, and cf. {Excise},… …

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  • 87 Chaptrel — Chap trel, n. [See {Chapiter}.] (Arch.) An impost. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 88 Coussinet — Cous si*net (k??s s? n?t ), n. [F., dim. of coussin cushion. See {Cushionet}.] (Arch.) (a) A stone placed on the impost of a pier for receiving the first stone of an arch. (b) That part of the Ionic capital between the abacus and quarter round,… …

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  • 89 customs — n. pl. 1. money collected under a tariff; a duty imposed on imported goods. Syn: customs duty, custom, impost. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the government department administering the collection of import tariffs. Used with as singular verb. [PJC] 3. that… …

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  • 90 Dislike — Dis*like , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disliked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disliking}.] 1. To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish. [1913 Webster] Every nation dislikes an impost. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To awaken dislike in; to… …

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  • 91 Disliked — Dislike Dis*like , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disliked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disliking}.] 1. To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish. [1913 Webster] Every nation dislikes an impost. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To awaken dislike in;… …

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  • 92 Disliking — Dislike Dis*like , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disliked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disliking}.] 1. To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish. [1913 Webster] Every nation dislikes an impost. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To awaken dislike in;… …

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  • 93 Excise — Ex*cise , n. [Apparently fr. L. excisum cut off, fr. excidere to cut out or off; ex out, off + caedere to cut; or, as the word was formerly written accise, fr. F. accise, LL. accisia, as if fr. L. accidere, accisum, to cut into; ad + caedere to… …

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  • 94 Gabel — Ga bel, n. [F. gabelle, LL. gabella, gabulum, gablum; of uncertain origin. Cf.{Gavel} tribute.] (O. Eng. Law) A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise. Burrill. [1913 Webster] He enables St. Peter to pay his gabel by the… …

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  • 95 Hanse — (h[a^]ns), n. [Cf. F. anse handle, anse de panier surbased arch, flat arch, vault, and E. haunch hip.] (Arch.) That part of an elliptical or many centered arch which has the shorter radius and immediately adjoins the impost. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 96 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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  • 97 size — Assize As*size , n. [OE. assise, asise, OF. assise, F. assises, assembly of judges, the decree pronounced by them, tax, impost, fr. assis, assise, p. p. of asseoir, fr. L. assid?re to sit by; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See {Sit}, {Size}, and cf.… …

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  • 98 spring of an arch — Springing Spring ing, n. 1. The act or process of one who, or that which, springs. [1913 Webster] 2. Growth; increase; also, that which springs up; a shoot; a plant. [1913 Webster] Thou blessest the springing thereof. Ps. lxv. 10. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 99 Springing — Spring ing, n. 1. The act or process of one who, or that which, springs. [1913 Webster] 2. Growth; increase; also, that which springs up; a shoot; a plant. [1913 Webster] Thou blessest the springing thereof. Ps. lxv. 10. [1913 Webster] {Springing …

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  • 100 Springing line of an arch — Springing Spring ing, n. 1. The act or process of one who, or that which, springs. [1913 Webster] 2. Growth; increase; also, that which springs up; a shoot; a plant. [1913 Webster] Thou blessest the springing thereof. Ps. lxv. 10. [1913 Webster]… …

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