A building or buildings appropriated to the reception of monks.
A mode of representing objects by the inlaying of small cubes of glass, stone, marble, shells, etc.
A Mohammedan temple or place of worship.
The upright posts or bars which divide the lights in a Gothic window.
A strong, fire-proof apartment for the keeping and preservation of evidences, charters, seals, etc., called muniments.
A repository of natural, scientific, and literary curiosities or of works of art.
A projecting ornament of the Doric cornice supposed to represent the ends of rafters.
The main body of a Gothic church. Newel. - A post at the starting or landing of a flight of stairs. Niche. - A cavity or hollow place in a wall for the reception of a statue, vase, etc.
The rounded and projecting edge of a step in stairs.
A building or buildings appropriated for the reception of nuns.
A lofty pillar of a rectangular form.
A building with eight columns in front.
Among the Greeks, a species of theatre wherein the poets and musicians rehearsed their compositions previous to the public production of them.
A gallery or building in a garden or parterre fronting the south.
A large bay or recessed window in a hall, chapel, or other apartment.
A temple or place of worship in India.
A fence of pales or stakes driven into the ground.
A small wall of any material for protection on the sides of bridges, quays, or high buildings.
A turret or small building generally insulated and comprised under a single roof.
A square foundation used to elevate and sustain a column, statue, etc.
The triangular crowning part of a portico or aperture which terminates vertically the sloping parts of the roof; this, in Gothic architecture, is called a gable.
A prison for the confinement of criminals whose crimes are not of a very heinous nature.
A square, open space surrounded by buildings. This term is often improperly used to denote a portico.
A square pillar, sometimes insulated, but more commonly engaged in a wall, and projecting only a part of its thickness.
Large timbers driven into the ground to make a secure foundation in marshy places, or in the bed of a river.
A column of irregular form, always disengaged, and always deviating from the proportions of the orders; whence the distinction between a pillar and a column.
A small spire used to ornament Gothic buildings.
The same as soffit, which see.
The lower square member of the base of a column, pedestal, or wall.
An exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach to one of its principal doorways.
The arch over a door or gate; the framework of the gate; the lesser gate, when there are two of different dimensions at one entrance.
A strong timber gate to old castles, made to slide up and down vertically.
A colonnade supporting a shelter over a walk, or ambulatory.
A building similar in its constitution to a monastery or abbey, the head whereof was called a prior or prioress.
A solid bounded on the sides by parallelograms, and on the ends by polygonal figures in parallel planes.
A building with columns in front only.
An intercolumniation of one and a half diameters.
A solid body standing on a square, triangle, or potygonal basis and terminating in a point at the top.
A place whence stones and slates are procured. Quay. - (Pronounced key.) A bank formed towards the sea or on the side of a river for free passage, or for the purpose of unloading merchandise. Quoin. - An external angle. See Rustic quoins.
A groove or channel in the edge of a board.
A concave bend in the back of a hand-rail.
One having abutments of different heights. .
The band below the taenia in the Doric order.
In stairs, the vertical board forming the front of a step.
An elevated platform from which a speaker addresses an audience.
A circular building.
A wall built of unhewn stone.
The same as cable, which see.
The stones placed on the external angle of a building, projecting beyond the face of the wall, and having their edges bevelled.
A mode of building masonry wherein the faces of the stones are left rough, the sides only being wrought smooth where the union of the stones takes place.
A lofty and spacious apartment comprehending the height of two stories with two tiers of windows.
A tomb or coffin made of one stone.