Arabesque Sentence Examples
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The decoration of some of the rooms is gorgeous, the walls being covered in part with mosaics and in part with carved work, while the ceilings are rich in arabesque ornaments, elaborately gilt.
The Marjanieh mosque, not far from the minaret of Mostansir, although its body is modern, has some remains of old and very rich arabesque work on its surface, dating from the 1 4 th century.
The Dar-el-Bey contains numerous rooms beautifully decorated in the Moorish style of the 18th century; and the judgment hall has a domed roof adorned with the delicate arabesque plaster-work known as Nuksh hadida.
Here the traveller ascending from the coast sees the first example of the jebel or highland towns, with their high three-storeyed houses, built of quarried stone, their narrow faÃ§ades pierced with small windows with whitewashed borders and ornamented with varied arabesque patterns; each dar has the appearance of a small castle complete in itself, and the general effect is rather that of a cluster of separate forts than of a town occupied by a united community.Advertisement
The leg that is extended to the back (always straight) is usually at a 90-degree angle to the leg of the supporting foot (parallel to the floor), although an arabesque can also be higher or lower than 90 degrees.
An attitude is not a particular way of doing something (as its name might suggest), but rather a static position that is similar to an arabesque.
On one leg, the raised leg differs from the arabesque in that the knee is bent and that an attitude can be done to the side or the front, as well as the back, whereas an arabesque can only be done to the back.
An arabesque (pronounced air-uh-besk) is often found in classical ballet, but is also used in praise dance, especially during a dramatic or reverent moment.
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Another advance move is the arabesque, a common ballet position.
The side Liberty flyers can rotate their bodies away from the center after she grabs their feet, which turns the lifted feet into a version of the arabesque position.
The flyer from group one supports the leg of the flyer from group two while she is doing her arabesque, and group five and six do likewise on the other end.
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Finally, the traditional circulus and titulus seem all but forgotten, the whole front and back surfaces of the mitre being ornamented with embroidered pictures or with arabesque patterns.Advertisement
Their lofty gilt domes and fanciful network or arabesque tracery are partly in ruins, and the mosques attached to them are also partly ruined.
Variations of floral and geometric arabesque patterns and abstract Kufic scripts were expressed in hardwood, plaster, screens, pavings and furniture designs.
This, however, did not represent any definite rule; and the orphreys of chasubles were decorated with a great variety of pictorial subjects, scriptural or drawn from the stories of the saints, while the rest of the vestment was either left plain or, if embroidered, most usually decorated with arabesque patterns of foliage or animals.
The collar, which may be granted with the order or later, is composed of four members repeated, two gold chrysanthemums, one with green leaves, the other surrounded by a wreath of palm, and two elaborate arabesque designs.
Here the traveller ascending from the coast sees the first example of the jebel or highland towns, with their high three-storeyed houses, built of quarried stone, their narrow façades pierced with small windows with whitewashed borders and ornamented with varied arabesque patterns; each dar has the appearance of a small castle complete in itself, and the general effect is rather that of a cluster of separate forts than of a town occupied by a united community.Advertisement
While the houses of the poorer classes are mean and too often dirty, in marked contrast are the houses of the wealthier citizens, built generally in a style of elaborate arabesque, the windows shaded with projecting cornices of graceful woodwork (mushrebiya) and ornamented with stained glass.