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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VAULTINGS

This church of Santa Croce has no vaultings at all, but the roof of a farm-house barn.

Two old banners, torn and thin, flapped from one of the vaultings.

After the vaultings have been polished, set the impost mouldings directly beneath them.

Experts were appointed to examine the condition of the vaultings and declared it to be excellent.

Many a clearstory wall was thrust apart by the vaultings pressure.

In the north grow pines, whose trunks form long avenues, and whose crowns are like vaultings in a venerable cathedral.

The vaultings of the three swellings and the reticulation are also variable; the whole form is often irregular.

Eastward from this point, the vaultings of the roof are square, with broad, simple groinings.

There was a row of massive columns on each side of the table, which supported the vaultings of the ceiling above.

WORD ORIGIN

"arched roof or ceiling," c.1300, vaute, from Old French voute "arch, vaulted roof," from Vulgar Latin *volta, contraction of *volvita, noun use of fem. of *volvitus, alteration of Latin volutus "bowed, arched," past participle of volvere "to turn, turn around, roll" (see volvox). The -l- appeared in English c.1400.

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