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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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rounded wall

Usage examples (34)
  • To the east the church is rounded off with a semicircular apse.
  • The term apse was first used in reference to a Roman basilica, of which it was a characteristic feature.
  • Preceding the apse was a bema, or altar podium, measuring 5.63 meters.
  • = The New Building = built beyond the apse is a very noble specimen of late Perpendicular work. for more
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