• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lierne li-ern′ (archit.) a cross-rib or branch-rib in vaulting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The clerestory follows round from the nave, and overhead is the later lierne vault.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich" by C. H. B. Quennell
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
To the north of this screen is a rather late Gothic chapel with apse of three sides and lierne vaulting.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
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
For in these, while the more western have the fan roof, the eastern and earlier built show liern vaulting of the most delicious character.
"Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely" by Edward Conybeare