archtermslist - AMBULATORY: A semicircular or polygonal...

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AMBULATORY : A semi- circular or polygonal aisle. Often an ambulatory leads around the east end of the choir; separating the choir from apses or chapels. APSE: A semicircular and usually vaulted projection from a rectangular structure. Origins of the word are classical, but it is most commonly used to describe an element of a Gothic church. A recess, usually singular and semi-circular, at the east end of a Christian church. ARCADE : a series of arches supported by columns or piers, it may be attached to a wall (blind) or freestanding. ASHLAR : smooth square stones laid in a horizontal fashion; used for foundations or facing of masonry walls. BALUSTRADE : a railing of small posts or balusters topped by a coping usually at the edge of stairs or on a roof. BASILICA: The public hall that formed a gathering point in every Roman city, usually with a rectangular plan ending in as apse and divided by a double file of columns. It was the inspiration for Christian churches. BRACKET
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