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Quarter round   /kwˈɔrtər raʊnd/   Listen
Quarter round

A convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse.  Synonyms: ovolo, thumb.

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"Quarter round" Quotes from Famous Books

... form, but also the proportion and the ornamentation, go to make up the various orders. To illustrate: The Ionic has, as one feature, two scroll-like ornaments, called volutes, and it has more moldings and is much more slender than the Doric. To make the Composite there is borrowed the quarter round molding (A) from the Tuscan; the leaves (B) from the Corinthian, and the ...
— The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages • Roger Thompson Finlay

... turn upon the Point of the Right-foot, bringing the Heel outwards, and the Left-foot behind the Right, a little farther outwards, which gives the Body almost the Figure of a Left-handed Man; having turned about a Quarter round, the Body in this Posture must necessarily be in ...
— The Art of Fencing - The Use of the Small Sword • Monsieur L'Abbat

Words linked to "Quarter round" :   moulding, echinus, molding

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