Diagonal rib


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Diagonal rib (Arch) See Cross-springer.
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In literature:

Thus the diagonal threads of the cloth form truss systems with the spars and ribs, the threads constituting the diagonal members.
"A History of Aeronautics" by E. Charles Vivian
The ceiling is vaulted with diagonal and intermediate ribs, and has the appearance of having been added rather later.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Churches of Coventry" by Frederic W. Woodhouse
The vault over the interior of the porch is carried on moulded diagonal ribs.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901)" by Hubert C. Corlette
These great fronds have a mid-rib, and from this, on both sides, run veins in a diagonal direction to the edge.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Diagonals are the several lines on the draughts, delineating the station of the harpings and ribs, to form the body by.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
At the intersections of the diagonal ribs are bosses with figures at the salient points.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
This diagonal series of muscle slips from the thoracic ribs attaches to the aponeurosis covering the lungs.
"Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae" by Marion Anne Jenkinson
Diagonal ribbed cloths are much in vogue for skirts.
"Riding for Ladies" by W. A. Kerr