Spring of an arch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spring of an arch (Arch) See Springing line of an arch, under Springing.
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Usage

In literature:

An old stone arch in a field above the castle covers a spring of clear cold water.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
An old woodcut of this well is still extant; it is represented as a spring with an arch over it.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
The arches are stilted, and at the height of the real springing an impost projects in profile.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
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