Above the terrace of the recesses, rose that of the Hemicycle.
Our host laughed back; then, with a serious air, Looked around him on our hemicycle, where He sat midway of it.
Then to the upper part of this second cord they apply on its lower side the broad part of a hemicycle.
In the hemicycle the committee benches had disappeared; they had run parallel to the sections on the arc of a circle.
Within this hemicycle lie the waters of Minas, bounded on the north by the horizon-line, the clouds and the sky.
Hemicycle, hem′i-sī-kl, n. a semicircle, a room with seats so arranged.
But let us step on to the hemicycle of the Belvedere, and view some works greater than any we have yet seen or even imagined.
In the hemicycle above are the Virgin and Child under a Byzantine canopy with angels and founders on either side.
But the hemicycle was not easy to make unless it were fairly small, and, if small, it was not very easy to read.
It can be seen that this and similar great dials were applications of the hemicycle idea on a large scale.