Reclaiming the old house: its modern problems and their solution as governed by the methods of its builders

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Mc.Bride, Nast & company, 1913 - Architecture - 162 pages
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Page 161 - ... particularly to the raised edges which separate the flutings in a Doric column. Arris Fillet. — A triangular piece of wood used to raise the covering of a roof against a chimney or wall so as to throw off the rain. Abacus: — The upper plate upon the capital of a column supporting the architrave. Architrave. — The lower division of an entablature, or that part which rests immediately on the column. The ornamental moulding around the exterior of an arch. This term is also applied to door...
Page 161 - The surface formed by cutting away the angle formed by two faces of timber, stone, or metal; to furrow; to channel; to flute; to bevel.
Page 121 - ... officers. Cf. Kent v. Porto Rico, 207 US 113, 118-119. In the lower federal 'courts there seems to be considerable difference of opinion as to whether the Wilson case makes it mandatory that the jury participate in the process of determining whether a confession is voluntary or whether the jury's participation is a matter of discretion with the trial judge.2 E.
Page 162 - It consists of a course of brick or stone, projecting from a wall horizontally, for decorative purposes, or to break the plainness of a large expanse of wall. string'er (Arch.) A heavy plank or timber generally in horizontal position in a structure.
Page 27 - It is a matter of common knowledge that chimneys are of comparatively recent introduction, and that before their introduction smoke escaped as best it could through a hole in the roof or apertures in the building.
Page 36 - The best method of procedure is to lay out your original plan to a scale of one-eighth of an inch to the foot and black in the partitions so that they can readily be seen through tracing paper.
Page 161 - An application of wood, brick or metal to a wall, beam or the like, to level a surface as for lathing, plastering, etc., to make an air space or to make the wall thicker for another reason.
Page 65 - In the earliest work this embellishment did not exist, but the great oak beam which supported the masonry over the fireplace opening, called the "mantel-tree," was the only link between the earlier mantel or hood and the form that followed.

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