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archivolt


archivolt


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archivolt  \Ar"chi*volt\,  n.  [F.  archivolte,  fr  It  archivolto; 
  pref.  archi-  +  volto  vault,  arch.  See  {Vault}.]  (Arch.) 
  a  The  architectural  member  surrounding  the  curved  opening 
  of  an  arch,  corresponding  to  the  architrave  in  the  case 
  of  a  square  opening. 
  b  More  commonly,  the  molding  or  other  ornaments  with  which 
  the  wall  face  of  the  voussoirs  of  an  arch  is  charged.