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1. pointe n.(1)

436 quotations in 15 senses
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(a) A small dot marked on a surface; also, a punctuation mark, period; (b) a small hole; prick, puncture; the pointes of peines, ?the marks of Christ's wounds; (c) a spot of dirt; med. a round spot or…

2. respǒund(e n.

Additional spellings: respounde
15 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A reply, an answer; (b) eccl. a series of verses and responses said or sung alternately by a soloist and a choir or congregation, a responsory; (c) arch. a semi-pillar attached to a wall to…

3. scochǒun n.

29 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) An escutcheon; a depiction of a coat of arms; (b) a small escutcheon within a larger one, an inescutcheon; fals scochoun; (c) fig. as a symbol of power or virtue; (d) a badge; (e) a shield.

4. skeu n.(2)

15 quotations in 1 sense
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Arch. (a) Beveled stone used to form the slope of a gable coping, the offset of a buttress, etc.; a piece of such stone, a skew; skeu scapeled; (b) in cpds. & combs.: skeu assheler, squared, hewed…

5. sǒurs n.

22 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The place of origin of a river; the fountainhead of a spring; (b) the cause of or reason for an emotion, a situation, condition, etc.; also, the origin or source of something [quot. a1425]; (c)…

6. spāce n.

256 quotations in 14 senses
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(a) An interval or a span of time elapsing between two specified points, events, etc.; (b) the amount or extent of time comprised by or contained within a specified period; -- often with gen. or of ph…

7. spandre n.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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Arch. A space between supporting timbers in a brace.

8. trussen v.

110 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To pack, pack up; ?also, lade a ship, make ready to sail [last quot. & perh. 1st]; also, refl. pack oneself up, get oneself ready to go; (b) to apply a truss to the body.

9. vousǒur n.

12 quotations in 1 sense
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Arch. (a) A stone shaped for building a vault or an arch, a wedge-shaped stone;—also coll.; (b) an arched ceiling or other vaulted structure [1st quot.]; also, ?coll. vaulting, vault work, arches.