Lierne rib

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lierne rib lyârn" rĭb` (Arch) In Gothic vaulting, any rib which does not spring from the impost and is not a ridge rib, but passes from one boss or intersection of the principal ribs to another.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. lierne,

Usage

In literature:

The vaulting is lierne vaulting, with short ribs, which connect the main ribs together.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
The lierned stone vault, with its heavy, angular ribs, is of a very unusual kind.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
Vaulting with intermediate ribs, ridge ribs, and late in the style lierne ribs, and bosses.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
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