Download PDF by Marc McCutcheon: Descriptionary.A Thematic Dictionary

By Marc McCutcheon

ISBN-10: 0816079463

ISBN-13: 9780816079469

ISBN-10: 1438129742

ISBN-13: 9781438129747

This is often the ebook to exploit whilst searching for a descriptive or technical time period or should you recognize the topic or which means yet no longer the explicit note. it's a smart mix of a opposite dictionary and a glossary, with millions of descriptions of phrases geared up into topic different types and sub-categories.What do you name the reference of selection for these maddening moments should you understand what it's, yet now not what its known as? A Descriptionary, in fact! this useful publication presents millions of definitions equipped thematically instead of alphabetically. an outstanding reference for writers, scholars, lecturers, crossword puzzle buffs, or any lover of language.

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Pediment in classical architecture, the triangular gable end of a roof. Also, an ornamental feature, such as found over doors and windows, having this shape. pentastyle having five columns. pepperbox turret a turret with a conical or domed roof. peripteral surrounded by a single colonnade. peristyle a colonnade surrounding a building or courtyard. pier a vertical masonry support. pilaster a flat, rectangular column having a base and capital and set or engaged into a wall. pilastrade a line of pilasters.

And walls to block the passing of air. sheetrock commonly used commercial name for gypsum wallboard. ricated, constructed of beams, bars, and ties, and used to span a large space. ing members, especially window and door frames.

Chandlery a storeroom for candles and lighting supplies. chaplain in medieval times, the religious head who conducted services in a castle chapel but who also kept castle accounts and conducted correspondence because of his ability to read and write. château a French castle. balistraria a room in which crossbows were kept. Also, chatelaine the lady or mistress of a castle. small holes in walls to allow the shooting of arrows. chatelet a small castle. barbican a walled outwork or tower protecting a citadel any fortress near a city and keeping its drawbridge or a gateway.

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