They mark that the traceries had caught the eye of the architect.
Then you will know, when you go outside again, what the architect was working for, and what his buttresses and traceries mean.
These conceits are worked out most elaborately in the traceries of windows and panelling.
In the topmost pane of the traceries, the Virgin is seen emerging from a great lily.
Wherever the weed-stalks had spread a banquet of seeds, there were delicate trails and traceries.
And not content with this exuberance in the external ornaments of the arch, the finial interferes with its traceries.
There is no sacredness in round arches, nor in pointed; none in pinnacles, nor in buttresses; none in pillars, nor in traceries.
Observe if all the traceries, capitals, and other ornaments are of perpetually varied design.
In the traceries of the large upper windows, where the cusps are cut through as in the quatrefoil Fig.
They are of early Renaissance character, with some relic of Gothic feeling in the traceries of the backs and elbows.