archness

Definitions

  • FRIEZE FROM THE ARCH OF TITUS
    FRIEZE FROM THE ARCH OF TITUS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n archness inappropriate playfulness
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing seating and steps; showing arches Showing seating and steps; showing arches
Showing a high-roofed area, surrounded with arches supported on columns Showing a high-roofed area, surrounded with arches supported on columns
Steps lead up to arch at entrance; towers visible on either side at the front Steps lead up to arch at entrance; towers visible on either side at the front
Showing arches and circular window Showing arches and circular window
Showing a series of arches, with smaller arches above Showing a series of arches, with smaller arches above
Showing decorated staggered arches on columns Showing decorated staggered arches on columns
Showing large single arches below and smaller double arches above Showing large single arches below and smaller double arches above
Showing altenate plain and decorated capitals on columns and interwoven arches in relief Showing altenate plain and decorated capitals on columns and interwoven arches in relief

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The official name of the St. Louis Gateway Arch is "The Jefferson National Expansion Monument." The Gateway Arch looks taller than it is wider, but it is exactly 630 feet by 630 feet.
    • n Archness The quality of being arch; cleverness; sly humor free from malice; waggishness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The pineapple was symbol of welcome in the 1700-1800's. That is why in New England you will see so many pineapples on door knockers. An arch in Providence RI leading into the Federal Hill neighborhood has a pineapple on it for that very reason. Pineapples were brought home by seafarers as gifts.
    • n archness The quality of being arch; slyness without malice; cunning; waggishness; roguishness; pleasing coyness: as, “dryness and archness of humour,”
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Quotations

  • William Feather
    William%20Feather
    “Life begins at 40 -- but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “The archenemy is the arch stupid!”
  • Indian Proverb
    Indian Proverb
    “An arch never sleeps.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.”
  • Caroline Sheridan Norton
    Caroline Sheridan Norton
    “My beautiful, my beautiful! That standest meekly by, with thy proudly-arched and glossy neck, and dark and fiery eye!”

Usage

In literature:

Within, a wall broken by a wide and lofty arch divided the front from the back shop.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Every column is truncated as low as the impost of the arch, but the arches are all entire.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The arch thrust must be proportional to the elastic deformation (shortening) of the arch line.
"Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth" by J. C. Meem
Gazing aloft, the eye ached to watch the beautiful arches meet far above.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
This should then be driven into the ground in the form of an arch, at the opening of the inclosure.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Specialists in arch construction state that when the centering is struck, every arch increases in span by settlement.
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
The Pointed Arch had been introduced half a century before.
"Health and Education" by Charles Kingsley
The road at this point is through an arched tunnel.
"The New York Subway" by Anonymous
Enclosing the figures are arches with columns, in high relief in silver cords and threads.
"English Embroidered Bookbindings" by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
The strip of crimson cloth laid for the bishop ran across it from the arch of the stairway to the entrance.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
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In poetry:

His fight is fought, his fame is won,
Life's highest peak is past;
The laurel crown, the triumph-arch,
Are worthless at the last.
"The Morning Hills" by Maurice Thompson
Like a star whose brightness grows
On the earth my beauty shows;
Thou shalt long for yet, and seek
My dark eyes and arching brows.
"Charm Verses" by Anonymous European
This lowlier portal may be tried,
That breaks the gable wall;
And lo! with arches opening wide,
Sir Harry Frankland’s hall!
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The sweeping curve, the graceful arch,
The line so firm and free;
A skilful sculptor well might say:
"Can this teach aught to me?"
"A Snow Storm" by Thomas Frederick Young
A truthful mirror where,
In the broad, chaste light of day,
From the window's arches, like fairy torches,
Red roses swing and sway.
"The Mirror" by Madison Julius Cawein
I've heard that when the rainbow fades
From parting clouds on high,
It leaves where smiled the radiant arch
A fragrance in the sky:
"The Vesper Chime" by Mary Gardiner Horsford

In news:

Stock Show should not be sold down the river because of Gaylord's over- arching greed.
Reducing or Eliminating Arching in Hoppers.
Simon & Schuster's Atria imprint has teamed up with British independent publisher Short Books to start a new imprint called Marble Arch Press.
Champlain Bridge arch makes journey.
Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market (12th & Arch streets) wants to introduce you to someone — namely, your hardworking local cheesemaker.
In fact, the two hikers specifically named among others: Venezeulan dictator Hugo Chavez, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Code Pink's Cindy Sheehan, liberal writer Noam Chomsky , and actor Sean Penn.
There's a white stucco building with a striking, arched dome that doesn't appear to belong in the middle of the modest homes on Clay Avenue.
"McDive" not as ubiquitous as golden arches.
When you walk into the Financial District's newest third-wave coffee hot spot, Coffee Bar , it may seem like you're waiting under the arch of a proscenium rather than in line for a piping hot latte.
Arch work closes lanes for morning commute .
Engineers will replace LED lights on the W. Oglethorpe arch between 2 am and 10 am.
(Host) The single-span arch bridge over the Connecticut River between Brattleboro and Chesterfeld, New Hampshire, is a historic landmark.
Arch Coal to Issue Senior Notes.
ABC7's Arch Campbell and Cynné Simpson are reporting from Hollywood on the 84th Academy Awards.
The Harrison County soccer Thorobreds were in a pressure-packed, emotional situation last Thursday evening at the Athletic Complex as they faced arch rival Pendleton County for the championship of the 38th District.
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In science:

McLeod, The approach of solutions of non-linear diffusion equations to traveling front solutions, Arch.
Generalized transition waves and their properties
Nadirashvili, Travel ling waves and entire solutions of the Fisher-KPP equation in RN , Arch.
Generalized transition waves and their properties
Xin, Existence of planar flame fronts in convective-diffusive periodic media, Arch.
Generalized transition waves and their properties
Fornasiero, Definably complete structure are not pseudo-enumerable, Arch.
Expansions of subfields of the real field by a discrete set
If θm < π/2, positrons will accumulate in the arched parts of the force-free surface, and electrons in its open sheets.
The Appearance of a Radio-Pulsar Magnetosphere from a Vacuum with a Strong Magnetic Field. Accumulation of Particles
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