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  • nounessence, theme
  • nounbase

synonyms for keystones

  • basic idea
  • basis
  • center
  • core
  • cornerstone
  • criterion
  • crux
  • gist
  • heart
  • idea
  • kernel
  • linchpin
  • mainspring
  • marrow
  • measure
  • motive
  • nub
  • pith
  • principle
  • root
  • source
  • spring
  • standard
  • substance
  • cornerstone
  • mainstay
  • foundation
  • wedge
  • root
  • support
  • crown
  • principle
  • headstone
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How to use keystones in a sentence

Modern sculptured keystones may be seen over the p. 16entrances, bearing the effigy of a double-headed swan.
THE GREAT NORTH ROAD: LONDON TO YORKCHARLES G. HARPER
It was one of those glances which are as keystones to situations.
THE COPY-CAT AND OTHER STORIESMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
As keystones were of different types in the various earlier decades of Gothic, they too help to substantiate an edifice.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
The interlocking ribs had three lines of keystones, like the vault of Airvault (Deux-Svres).
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
Keystones were richly carved, and pretty figures and heads were added where the vault ribs met the framing arches.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
It belongs to the Third Period of the Plantagenet school, with three lines of keystones.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
We need a few new cornerstones and keystones to stiffen the structure that is building so fast.
OVERLAND REDHENRY HERBERT KNIBBS
There were also scrolls, keystones and arches in curved design over all of the 40 windows.
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTIONHALBERT P. GILLETTE
Dupaix, without doubt erroneously, 316 represents the doors as surmounted by regular arches with keystones.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME IVHUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
The aisles are extremely lofty, the keystones of the vaults being richly sculptured.
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