shouldered arch


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shouldered arch an arch consisting of a horizontal lintel supported at each end by corbels that project into the aperture
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In literature:

He was a middle-sized man, of most massive and robust build, with an arching chest and extraordinary breadth of shoulder.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Mr. Jones shrugged his shoulders, and arched his eye-brows.
"Finger Posts on the Way of Life" by T. S. Arthur
There was a shrug of the shoulders, and an arching of the eyebrows, but no answer.
"Ten Nights in a Bar Room" by T. S. Arthur
The chest should be arched, the shoulders and elbows kept well back, and the neck pushed hard against the collar.
"Keeping Fit All the Way" by Walter Camp
He shrugged his shoulders and arched his eyebrows in a kind of protest, which was nevertheless not denial.
"The Street Called Straight" by Basil King
Uncle Issy, with head down and shoulders arched, was already stumbling down the slope towards the town.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
As will be shown in the succeeding chapter, it is not necessary to make extraordinary efforts to hold the shoulders back or to arch the chest.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
In other cases a narrow, crescent-shaped ridge is attached, the points reaching down on the shoulder, the arch lying upon the neck.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
Again he pulled back, arching his shoulders in a final desperate attempt at escape, and stumbled away as he was released.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
She pushed herself upward, pressing her hands against his shoulders, arching her back.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Hands on each other's shoulders, they stood there in the gathering dark, where grotesque trees arched twistingly overhead.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Thrala's head was on his shoulder, her heaving breasts arched as she gasped the sultry air.
"The People of the Crater" by Andrew North
Nymph, elf, fay, she was all rounded curve and dimple, from satin shoulder to arched and tiny feet.
"An Unknown Lover" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
No, I have not perceived the Triumphal Arch at the entry of the City, but I have noticed the cold shoulder of the Generals.
"Punch, or the London Charivari. Volume 93, September 10, 1887" by Various
And yet he felt about, set feet and shoulder for an arch of strength, and strained with great hefts; and again the mass seemed to stir.
"The Unknown Sea" by Clemence Housman
He looked over his shoulder as they moved through the arches under the train-station.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Hips level and drawn back slightly; body erect and resting equally on hips; chest lifted and arched; shoulders square and falling equally.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
She looked at him a moment over her shoulder, arching her eyebrows with eyes that seemed brimming with caprice.
"The Salamander" by Owen Johnson
And at his word the Bounding Brothers arched their shoulders to receive the weight of the coming climbers.
"The Suprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion With Those of General Napoleon Smith" by S. R. Crockett
Its body is nearly half as deep as long, is much compressed, and elevated and arched over the shoulder.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall

In poetry:

Chang turned not to the lady slim—
He bent to his work, ironing away;
But she was arch, and knowing and glowing,
And the bird on his shoulder spoke for him.
"The Chinese Nightingale" by Vachel Lindsay
Dark-brown with tan muzzle, just stripped for the tussle,
Stood Iseult, arching her neck to the curb,
A lean head and fiery, strong quarters and wiry,
A loin rather light, but a shoulder superb.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Two versions of a back arch that will help with your shoulders.
SquatStart in a standing position with the feet shoulder width apart, and place the resistance bands under the arches of your feet.