-arch

Definitions

  • FRIEZE FROM THE ARCH OF TITUS
    FRIEZE FROM THE ARCH OF TITUS
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • -arch A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarcha sole ruler).
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing seating and steps; showing arches Showing seating and steps; showing arches
Showing a high-roofed area, surrounded with arches supported on columns Showing a high-roofed area, surrounded with arches supported on columns
Steps lead up to arch at entrance; towers visible on either side at the front Steps lead up to arch at entrance; towers visible on either side at the front
Showing arches and circular window Showing arches and circular window
Showing a series of arches, with smaller arches above Showing a series of arches, with smaller arches above
Showing decorated staggered arches on columns Showing decorated staggered arches on columns
Showing large single arches below and smaller double arches above Showing large single arches below and smaller double arches above
Showing altenate plain and decorated capitals on columns and interwoven arches in relief Showing altenate plain and decorated capitals on columns and interwoven arches in relief

Quotations

  • William Feather
    William%20Feather
    “Life begins at 40 -- but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “The archenemy is the arch stupid!”
  • Indian Proverb
    Indian Proverb
    “An arch never sleeps.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.”
  • Caroline Sheridan Norton
    Caroline Sheridan Norton
    “My beautiful, my beautiful! That standest meekly by, with thy proudly-arched and glossy neck, and dark and fiery eye!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'archo`s chief, commander, 'a`rchein to rule. See Arch (a.)

Usage

In literature:

At the northeast corner of the Forum was a triumphal arch.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The arch at the top has three tiers of elaborate imagery.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
An arch and part of an arch, a ruined wall, and the foundations of a barn; so much and no more can be seen as John de Rutherwyk saw it.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
These must have been made for building arches or vaults.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
But when this came to take air, Mr. James Law, arch-bishop of Glasgow, summoned him to appear before the high-commission court Jan. 29, 1622.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
One of these is the Triumphal Arch of Milan, known also as the Arco della Pace.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
He had been instructed if he was ever lost to ask the way to Arch Street.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
Daoud noticed large iron rings set at intervals under the arch.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She was about to ride on into the city streets when a man stepped out of the crowd that had gathered for shelter under the gateway arch.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Andrew was instructed to call at Arch Street and request a visit from Madam Wetherill.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The three arches across the front of the building are 7 feet wide and 11 feet high at the center of the arch.
"The Fairfax County Courthouse" by Ross D. Netherton
He felt like a broken arch thrust sickeningly out from support.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
These have circular arched heads, but have no moulding, shaft, or inset to either arches or sides.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
Three cased arches correspond to the open arches opposite.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
Behind, the whole space is spanned by a three-centred arch, panelled like the passage arches at Thomar.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
The nave has a sharper arched top than the two aisles, which have round arches.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
THE ARCH OF CONSTANTINE, ROME.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
There are beautiful intersecting Norman arches in the chapter-house.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The north transept is something like Winchester, only the arches are pointed: there are two arches.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
The half dozen guards posted in the arch of the gate stared indecisively at the white skinned trio racing toward them.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
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In poetry:

(Madman at the wheel
gun at the neck
space populous & arching
coolly)
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
Full of fresh scents
Are the budding boughs
Arching high over
A cool green house:
"Spring Quiet" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Many a solemn hymn,
By starlight sung,
Sweeps thro' the arches dim,
Thy wrecks among.
"Roman Girl's Song" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
The blue sky arches wide
From hill to hill;
The little grasses stand
Upright and still.
"Burial Stones" by Frank Prewett
Like a rampart of snow,
Her forehead doth show;
And from her arched eyebrows,
I look down below.
"A Head Piece." by Samuel Bamford
A land of leaning ice
Hugged by plaster-grey arches of sky,
Flings itself silently
Into eternity.
"North Labrador" by Harold Hart Crane

In news:

A burglar apparently squeezed through a cat door to get inside a home on Arch Street between 8 am and 5:45 pm Monday, to steal a power sander, a laptop computer and a CD changer, together valued at $260, Athens-Clarke police said.
Stone Arch Books, 2012 ISBN: 9781434233073.
Explicit Ills Directed by Mark Webber Peace Arch Entertainment Opens March 6, Angelika.
The classical revial design of the historic Moran School building can be seen in such architectural details as arched windows.
If you have a normal arch, you're likely a normal pronator , meaning you'll do best in a stability shoe that offers moderate pronation control.
The design capability of ISUS Bars and Bridges covers same-arch suprastructure cases for up to 8 implant placements and 12 tooth units.
The golden arches must have been beckoning 64-year-old Roberta Spen something fierce on Monday.
Senators punch out arch-rival Sabres in rematch.
Surrounding the Cross, serving as frame for it, is the triumphal arch: also an extraordinary theological composition in mosaic.
Arch O'Clock News on Red Bud Lottery Winner, Ashton and Rihanna, & Gene Loves Mitt.
The Calaveras Redskins captured their sixth consecutive Mother Lode League championship by defeating arch-rival Bret Harte 39-30 on Wednesday night in Angels Camp.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF ARCH REINFORCED CONCRETE PIPE MALTA IRRIGATION DISTRICT.
Arch Creek Park was created around a natural limestone bridge formation that once was part of an important Indian trail, first used by the ancient Tequestas then by the Seminoles.
Hawley Retainers These are removable retainers made of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and is anchored in an acrylic arch that sits in the palate or lingual walls of the mouth.
FLAMEDXX from Arch Brings Class-A Fire Retardant to OSB.
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In science:

Lenard, States of classical statistical mechanical system of infinitely many particles I, Arch.
Determinantal random point fields
Lenard, States of classical statistical mechanical system of infinitely many particles II, Arch.
Determinantal random point fields
Lenard, States of classical statistical mechanical system of infinitely many particles I, Arch.
Gaussian limit for determinantal random point fields
Lenard, States of classical statistical mechanical systems of infinitely many particles II, Arch.
Gaussian limit for determinantal random point fields
Franchella, On the origins of D`enes K¨onig’s infinity lemma, Arch.
Coordinate restrictions of linear operators in $l_2^n$
Based on turnoffs in the colormagnitude diagrams they estimate that the Arches cluster is 2 ± 1 Myr old and the Quintuplet cluster is 4 ± 1 Myr old.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Based on this result they conclude that the Galactic Center may be hiding between 10 and 40 clusters which are similar to the Arches and Quintuplet clusters, but slightly older and less compact.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Another possible example of a relatively flat IMF, but this time at the high mass end, are the results of Figer et al. (1999) for the Arches cluster, one of the two massive young clusters near the Galactic Center.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Other examples of clusters which are apparently dissolving are the Arches and Quintuplet clusters near the Galactic Center, since no older clusters are seen in their vicinity, and the ≈ 40 clusters in the inner 6′′ of NGC 7252, which all have ages less than about 10 Myr (Miller et al. 1997).
The Formation of Star Clusters
Serrin, A symmetry problem in potential theory, Arch.
Two symmetry problems in potential theory
Weinberger, Remark on the preceding paper of Serrin, Arch.
Two symmetry problems in potential theory
Davis (1957) On invariant convex functions , Arch.
Another Simple Proof of a Theorem of Chandler Davis
Hille, G. R¨ohrle, Finiteness for parabolic group actions in classical groups, Arch.
Hermitian Characteristics of Nilpotent Elements
We have opened the loop into a straight line and represented the unoccupied edges as dashed non-intersecting arches.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
Guitter, Meander, folding and arch statistics, Mathl.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
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