Pillars Sentence Examples
Trees and curiously shaped stones were also worshipped, and artificial pillars of wood or stone.
He made new pillars higher and higher, till after ten years he reached the height of sixty feet.
This consisted of eighty square pillars, 7 ft.
The roof is supported on wooden pillars and walls are provided only at the sides.
The former, well restored by Ricci in1898-1900(except for the dome with its baroque frescoes which has not been altered), is a regular octagon, with a vestibule, originally flanked by two towers on the west, a choir added on the east, triangular outside and circular within; it is surrounded within by two galleries interrupted at the presbytery, and supported by eight large pillars, the intervals between which are occupied by open exedrae.Advertisement
Some (pseudo-Orpheus) supposed that the Argonauts had sailed up the river Tanais, passed into another river, and by it reached the North Sea, returning to the Mediterranean by the Pillars of Hercules.
Sonnin on the site of the older building of the 17th century destroyed by lightning; the interior, which can contain 3000 people, is remarkable for its bold construction, there being no pillars.
Many old houses are also preserved, and in High Street their overhanging upper stories, supported on pillars, form a covered way for foot-passengers.
The Pointed arches rest upon pillars, possibly Norman, and above them, below the Decorated clerestory windows, is a series of semicircular arches with flamboyant tracery, a remarkable feature.
The plan was abandoned for lack of funds, after twelve out of the twenty-four Greek pillars had been erected, but it is perhaps more effective in its unfinished state than if it had been completed.Advertisement
Crowds of merchants with their hats on transacted business in the aisles, and used the font as a counter upon which to make their payments; lawyers received clients at their several pillars; and masterless serving-men waited to be engaged upon their own particular bench.
In long-wall and in the work of mining pillars the roof will be supported on one side only, the overhanging beds acting as cantilevers.
A similar sacrifice in the shape of pillars is often necessary to support the surface, either to avoid injury to valuable structures or to prevent a flooding of the mine.
As already noted large pillars must always be left to protect shafts, adits and the more important mine-passages necessary for drainage, ventilation and the haulage of mineral.
In the systematic mining of larger deposits, the simplest plan consists in mining large areas by means of numerous working-places under the protection of pillars of mineral left for the purpose, and later mining these pillars systematically, allowing the overlying rock beds to fall and fill the abandoned workings.Advertisement
In shallow mines the pillars are small and the saving of the mineral of minor importance.
In deep mines the pillars may furnish the bulk of the product, and the control of the fall of the roof, so as to permit the successful extraction of the mineral, demands a well-schemed plan of operation.
In the robbing of pillars, timber is necessary for the support of only a single line of timber and lagging over the level, called the stull.
It is not desirable to leave large areas standing upon pillars in the mine, and as soon as the work on any level is completed the pillar below should be mined out as far as is safe, and the abandoned portion of the mine allowed to cave in and lessen the weight on the pillars elsewhere.
This plan has the advantage of requiring little or no timbering when the mineral is strong enough to stand well in the pillars and when the hanging wall is good.Advertisement
In this the stoping contracts run vertically, the roof in the working-places, and later to control the fall of the roof while the pillars are mined.
By the use of rock-filling it is even possible to dispense with pillars of mineral; or, if pillars are left, the use of rock-filling greatly facilitates subsequent robbing operations.
With soft material, pillars must be large, even at moderate depths below the surface, and it involves less labour to leave long rectangular pillars than to form numerous Pillar- square ones.
In this method of mining no pillars need be left under the levels, as the rock-filling gives sufficient support to the roof.
The mining of each floor is carried on in sections with small working-places which are first driven of moderate height to their full length and width, leaving a back of ore above and pillars of ore between to support the upper portion of the upper layer or floor.Advertisement
The bottom-slice caving system of mining begins at the bottom of a hundred-foot block of ground, a floor being excavated under the whole area, leaving pillars of sufficient size to support the ground above.
These pillars are then filled with blast holes which are fired simultaneously, permitting the whole block of ground to the level above to drop. A floor is then reopened in this fallen ore, leaving pillars for temporary support which are blasted out as before.
In the latter case the top-slice caving method will usually be employed for the working of such intervening pillars.
This condition manifests itself, for example, in mine pillars which are subjected to a weight beyond the limit of elasticity of the mineral of which they are composed.
The caving in of mine workings results from the excavation of large areas supported upon pillars of insufficient size.
At first a fall of the roof occurs locally, here and there throughout the mine, and these falls may succeed one another until the settlement of portions of the roof has so far relieved the strain that the remaining areas are supported by the stronger pillars, and by the fallen rock masses.
In 1679 the university was established in the old Cloth Workers' Hall, a building dating from 1317, with long arcades and graceful pillars supporting the upper storeys.
The pillars which support the nave are of marble from Elba and Giglio; those of the side aisles are the spoils of ancient Greek and Roman buildings brought by the Pisan galleys.
A little to the south-west of the town are the remains of a large Roman aqueduct, of which upwards of sixty pillars are still standing.
The nave, dating from the 11th century, is supported by alternate columns and pillars, and contains frescoes of the 11th-14th centuries.
The pillars, architraves, ceilings, panels, and almost every available part of the structure, are covered with arabesques and sculptured figures of dragons, lions, tigers, birds, flowers, and even pictorial compositions with landscapes and figures, deeply carved in solid or open workthe wood sometimes plain, sometimes overlaid with pigment and gilding, as in the panelled ceiling of the chapel of Iyeyasu in Tokyo.
This gallery is sometimes supported upon a deep system of bracketing, corbelled out from the feet of the main pillars.
The ceilings of the loggias are generally sloping, with richly carved roof-timbers showing below at intervals; and quaintly carved braces connect the outer pillars with the main posts of the building.
The whole disposition of pillars, posts, brackets and rafters is harmonically arranged according to some measure of the standard of length.
A very important feature of the faade is the portico or porch-way, which covers the principal steps and is generally formed by producing the central portion of the main roof over the steps and supporting such projection upon isolated wooden pillars braced together near the top with horizontal ties, carved, moulded and otherwise fantastically decorated.
When the temple is of very large dimensions an interior peristyle of pillars is introduced tc assist in supporting the roof, and in such cases each pillar carrim profuse bracketing corresponding to that of the cornice.
The church of Preshute, largely rebuilt, but preserving its Norman pillars, has a curious piscina, and a black basalt font of great size dating from 1100-1150, in which according to a very old tradition King John was baptized.
In it were carved out four chambers or reservoirs all connected and a porch consisting of three pillars between two antae in which the side walls ended.
There are three ancient Romanesque churches, in one of which, San Miguel, some Roman pillars are incorporated.
In the former, which is also known as " post and stall" or "bord and pillar " in the north of England, " pillar and stall " in South Wales, and " stoop and room " in Scotland, the field is divided into strips by numerous openings driven parallel to the main rise headings, called " bords " or " bord gates," which are again divided by cutting through them at intervals, so as to leave a series of pillars arranged chequer-wise over the entire area.
These pillars are left for the support of the roof as the workings advance, so as to keep the mine open and free from waste.
In the oldest form of this class of working, where the size of the pillar is equal to the width of the stall or excavation, about 4 of the whole seam will be removed, the remainder being left in the pillars.
A portion of this may be got by the process known as robbing the pillars, but the coal so obtained is liable to be very much crushed from the pressure of the superincumbent strata.
This accident generally arises from an improper size of pillars; some roofs, however, are so difficult to support that sits take place where the half of the coal is left in pillars.
In the same figure is also shown the method of working whole coal and pillars at the same time, a barrier of two or three ranges of pillars or a rib of solid coal being left between the working in the solid and those in the pillars.
By this method the whole of the coal is got backwards, the main roads being kept in solid coal; the intermediate levels not being driven till they are wanted, a greater amount of support is given, and the pillars are less crushed than is usual in pillar working.
In the South Wales system of working, cross headings are driven from the main roads obliquely across the rise to get a sufficiently easy gradient for horse roads, and from these the stalls are opened out with a narrow entrance, in order to leave support on either side of the road, but afterwards widening to as great a breadth as the seam will allow, leaving pillars of a minimum thickness.
It will be seen that by this method the whole of the seam, with the exception of the pillars left to protect the main roadways, is removed.
Pillar working, in the whole coal, is generally reputed to give a more advantageous proportion of round coal to slack, the latter being more abundantly produced on the removal of the pillars, but as these form only a small portion of the whole seam, the general yield is more advantageous than in the former method.
The great increase in the size of the pillars in the best modern collieries worked upon this principle has, however, done much to approximate the two systems to an equality in other respects.
From the gate road a heading called a bolt-hole is opened, and extended into a large rectangular chamber, known as a " side of work," large pillars being left at regular intervals, besides smaller ones or cogs.
About onehalf of the total coal (or less) is obtained in the first working; the roof is then allowed to fall, and when the gob is sufficiently consolidated, fresh roads are driven through it to obtain the ribs and pillars left behind by a second or even, in some cases, a third, _!?/i _ ?
In France and Germany the method of filling the space left by the removal of the coal with waste rock, quarried underground or sent down from the surface, which was originally used in connexion with the working of thick inclined seams by the method of horizontal slices, is now largely extended to long-wall workings on thin seams, and in Westphalia is made compulsory where workings extend below surface buildings, and safety pillars of unwrought coal are found to be insufficient.
In Yorkshire hollow square pillars, formed by piling up short blocks of wood or chocks, are often used instead of props formed of a single stem.
As the roads advance other pillars are driven through in the same manner, the passages first made being closed by stoppings of broken rock, or built up with brick and mortar walls, or both.
The west door has good early ironwork; and on one of the tower-arch pillars are some remarkable early carvings of jocular character, one of which represents a man assaulted by a woman with a ladle.
His unsparing reviews made bad blood with the pillars of the university.
Bringing the oxen of Geryones from Erythia in the far west, which errand involved many adventures in the coast lands of the Mediterranean, and the setting up of the " Pillars of Hercules " at the Straits of Gibraltar.
The cella is decorated without with a frieze, and within with pillars and arcading.
In the last case they consist of any number of hollow cylindrical pillars, vertical or raking, turned and planed at the ends and united by a projection or socket and by flanges and bolts.
The pillars are strengthened against lateral yielding by horizontal and diagonal bracing.
Of the apartments, all of the finest Gothic architecture, the chief are the refectory, divided down the centre by columns and lighted by large embrasured windows, and the knights' hall, a superb chamber, the vaulting of which is supported on three rows of cylindrical pillars.
Within the houses the ceilings are often exquisitely carved and painted in Mauresque designs, such as are found in the Alhambra, and the tile-work for which Tetuan is known may be seen on floors, pillars and dados.
The bridge was composed of twenty arches supported by stone pillars, several of which are still visible at low water.
The pillars composing it are close-fitting and for the most part somewhat irregular hexagons, made up of articulated portions varying from a few inches to some feet in depth, and concave or convex at the upper and lower surfaces.
In diameter the pillars vary from 15 to 20 in., and in height some are as much as 20 ft.
The most remarkable of the cliffs is the Pleaskin, the upper pillars of which have the appearance of a colonnade, and are 60 ft.
It contains a "hall of a thousand pillars," one of numerous such halls in India, the exact number of pillars in this case being 984; each is a block of solid granite, and the roof of the principal temple is of copper-gilt.
The altar is a board on four wooden pillars having upon it a small slab (tabut) of alabaster, marble, or shittim wood, which forms its essential part.
Plato describes how certain Egyptian priests, in a conversation with Solon, represented the island as a country larger than Asia Minor and Libya united, and situated just beyond the Pillars of Hercules (Straits of Gibraltar).
They discovered astronomy, and inscribed their discoveries on two pillars, one of which, says Josephus, survived in his time.
Stone axes, remains of carved stone pillars similar to those of Easter Island, and skeletons with a pearl-mussel beneath the head have been found in the island, though it was uninhabited when discovered by Philip Carteret in 1767.
In the centre of the town is a picturesque half-timbered market cross (16x6), with an octagonal upper chamber raised on massive pillars of wood.
The mosque to which the tower belongs is a large brick building erected by `Abd el Mumin; the interior is adorned with marble pillars, and the whole of the crypt is occupied by a vast cistern excavated by Yakub el Mansur.
Remains of the monastic buildings are to be found in every direction in the shape of raised stone platforms, foundations and stone pillars.
A paper which he communicated to the Royal Society on "Experimental Researches on the Strength of Pillars of Cast Iron and other Materials," in 1840 gained him a Royal medal in 1841, and he was also elected a fellow.
It is a covenant similar to that of Exodus xxiv., when after the peace-offering of oxen, Moses took the blood in basins and sprinkled half of it on the altar and on twelve pillars erected after the twelve tribes, and the other half on the people, to whom he had first read out the writing of the covenant and said, " Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words."
The ancient Jews were a striking exception; for though the frequent mention of ancestral graves on hilltops or in caves, and in connexion with sacred trees and pillars, and the resemblance of the "elohim" in Exod.
In the centre of this court is a domed porch of the usual form with twenty pillars.
The court leads to an inner porch of twenty-two pillars, two stories in height.
Cistercian houses this was quadrangular, and was divided by pillars and arches into two or three aisles.
Like the hall in the castle at Winchester, and Westminster Hall, as originally built, it was divided by 18 pillars and arches, with 3 aisles.
A peculiarity of larch wood is the difficulty with which it is ignited, although so resinous; and, coated with a thin layer of plaster, beams and pillars of larch might probably be found to justify Caesar's epithet " igni impenetrabile lignum "; even the small branches are not easily kept alight, and a larch fire in the open needs considerable care.
In it he corrects his aunt, who had put up the wooden pillars of his Waterloo bridge "upside down."
The former, as one enters from the pathway along the sides of the cliff, have a broad verandah, its roof supported by pillars, and giving towards the interior on to a hall averaging in size about 35 ft.
The number of dormitories varies according to the size of the hall, and in the larger ones pillars support the roof on all three sides, forming a sort of cloister running round the hall.
In Armenia and the Caucasus the cult of such sacred trees and pillars passed without break into that of the cross, which was hallowed as follows.
In 517 the council of Epaone in Burgundy forbade any but stone pillars to be consecrated with chrism; but of course the decrees of this provincial council would not necessarily be received throughout the church.
At the top level the wall was covered by a colonnade of wooden pillars resting on circular stone blocks.
Among the public buildings still recognizable are a theatre capable of accommodating 6000 spectators, a naumachia (circus for naval combats) and several temples, of which the largest was probably the grandest structure in the city, possessing a portico of Corinthian pillars 38 ft.
The large pillars erected at intervals of two miles the whole way, to mark the daily halting-place of the imperial pilgrim, are still extant.
Each of the twelve pillars of the portico is a single block of stone, quarried at Dalserf, midway between Hamilton and Lanark, and required thirty horses to draw it to its site.
The ends of the basin at northnorth-west and south-south-east were adorned by very small open temples, each with a circular colonnade of eight pillars.
In front is a beautiful quadrangular court (112 by 102 ft.), surrounded by arcades formed of twenty-eight ancient pillars mostly of granite from Paestum, and containing twelve sarcophagi of various periods; the middle entrance into the church is closed by remarkable bronze doors of 11th-century Byzantine work.
The badge is a red rayed cross with gold rays in the angles, in the centre a representation of the pillars of Hercules; the cross is attached to the yellow and white ribbon by a green laurel wreath.
The roof is supported by fifty-two pillars with canopied niches for statues instead of capitals; the great windows of the choir, reputed to be the largest in the world, are filled with stained glass of 1844.
Very careful and artistic representations of the stupa with its daghoba and interesting rail, pillars and sculptures will be found in Fergusson's Tree and Serpent Worship, and in his History of Indian Architecture (1876).
Huge wooden posts (Irmin pillars) were raised to his honour, and were regarded as sacred by the Saxons.
The pillars which he supported were thought to rest in the sea, immediately beyond the most western horizon.
It contains five churches, one of which (St Nicholas), built in 1446-88, is a good example of the late Gothic style as developed in Saxony, with its spacious proportions, groined vaulting, and bare simple pillars.
In some instances it has been found necessary to replace the original wooden pillars by pillars of stone.
The most remarkable edifice was a celebrated temple, adorned with 250 lofty pillars of gilt wood, and containing a colossal bronze statue of Buddha.
Lotbair was humbled in 1112, but he took advantage of the emperors difficulties to rise again and again, the twin pillars of his strength being the Saxon hatred of the Franconian emperors and an informal alliance with the papal see.
It has a fine facade of six arches, and the capitals of the supporting pillars are very curiously carved.
There are three court-houses, one of granite (1839-1841) with great monolithic Corinthian pillars, another (1862), adjoining it, of brick, and a third (1908-1909) of granite, for the probate court.
The earlier churches of Genoa show a mixture of French Romanesque and the Pisan style - they are mostly basilicas with transepts, and as a rule a small dome; the pillars are sometimes ancient columns, and sometimes formed of alternate layers of black and white marble.
He was one of the oldest disciples of the Prophet, and had often rendered him personal service; but he was a man of contracted views, although he is one of the pillars of Moslem Masud theology.
The Potsdam regiment of giants was disbanded, but the real interests of the army were carefully studied, for Frederick realized that the two pillars of the Prussian state were sound finances and a strong army.
Professors and students gather every morning for the daily prayer; then the professors take their seats at the foot of the pillars of the great court and the students crouch on mats at their feet.
The five main points of religious law, "the pillars of Islam," have been enumerated in the article Mahommedan Religion; the civil law, on the development of which Roman law had some influence, is treated under heads similar to those of Western jurisprudence.
The wood of the tree was very precious, and was brought from Ophir (probably some part of India), along with gold and precious stones, by Hiram, and was used in the formation of pillars for the temple at Jerusalem, and for the king's house; also for the inlaying of stairs, as well as for harps and psalteries.
Within, the palace is unsurpassed for the exquisite detail of its marble pillars and arches, its fretted ceilings and the veil-like transparency of its filigree work in stucco.
Underneath it, to the right, was the principal entrance, and over it are three elegant windows with arches and miniature pillars.
The columns supporting the roof and gallery are irregularly placed, with a view to artistic effect; and the general form of the piers, arches and pillars is most graceful.
They are adorned by varieties of foliage, &c.; about each arch there is a large square of arabesques; and over the pillars is another square of exquisite filigree work.
The church of St Mark has a nave with double aisles, and massive late Norman pillars and arches.
On its western side the pillars are 36 ft.
From its mouth to its extremity a pavement of broken pillars runs up one side.
The play of colour is exquisite, the basalt combining every tint of warm red, brown and rich maroon; sea-weeds and lichens paint the cave green and gold; while the lime that has filtered through has crusted the pillars here and there a pure snow-white.
From the sombre roof of smooth rock or broken pillars hang yellow, crimson and white stalactites.
No images of Yahweh or of earlier Canaanite deities have been unearthed; but images belong to a relatively advanced stage in the development of religion, and the aniconic stage may be represented by the sacred pillars and posts, by the small models of heads of bulls, and by the evidence for calf-cults in the Old Testament.
Mythical features abound in the cherubim and seraphim, the pillars of Jachin and Boaz, the mysterious Nehushtan, the bronze-sea and the lavers.
The flame issuing from the furnace by (o) is always further utilized for boiling down the liquors obtained in a later stage, either in a pan (p) fired from the top and supported on pillars (qq) as shown in the drawing, or in pans heated from below.
To the north, in the Piazza Stesicoro, is the amphitheatre, a considerable portion of which has been uncovered, including the two corridors which ran round the whole building and gave access to the seats, while a part of the arcades of the exterior has been excavated and left open; the pillars are made of blocks of lava, and the arches of brick.
On the north of the town they are especially well-preserved, and at one point the area within them is slightly extended by a terrace supported by three lofty pillars.
Throughout all this region the boundary is generally of an artificial character, marked by pillars, but it is here and there indicated by natural features forming local lines of water-parting or water-course.
Such edicts are still found graven deep upon pillars, in caves and on rocks, from the Yusafzai valley beyond Peshawar on the north-western frontier, through the heart of Hindustan, to Kathiawar and Mysore on the south and Orissa in the east.
To this day the most holy spots of Hindu pilgrimage are thickly dotted with little white pillars, each commemorating a suttee.
Iron-wood, remarkable for the durability of its timber, is abundant; it is used by the natives for the pillars of their homes and forms an article of export, chiefly to HongKong.
It was mainly the spirit of commercial enterprise that led the Phoenicians to plant their colonies upon the islands and along the southern coast of the Mediterranean; and even beyond the Pillars of Hercules this earliest great colonizing race left enduring traces of its maritime supremacy.
The form of the monument corresponds to that which we are told was given to the revolving wooden pillars on which the laws of Solon were painted.
The interior is vaulted and has eight pillars, supporting double round arches.
An elegant portal leads from the church into the small cloister, which has a pretty garden in the centre; the terra-cotta ornaments surmounting the slender marble pillars are the work of Rinaldo de Stauris (1463-1478), who executed similar decorations in the great cloister.
When we recollect that the Ethiopian Tearchus (Tirhaka) of the 7th century B.C., who was hopelessly worsted by the Assyrians and scarcely ventured outside the Nile valley, was credited by Megasthenes (4th century) and Strabo with having extended his conquests as far as India and the pillars of Hercules, it is not surprising if the dim figures of antiquity were magnified to a less degree.
The Renaissance, far from being the re-birth of antiquity with its civilization confined to the Mediterranean, with its Hercules' Pillars beyond which lay Cimmerian darkness, was thus effectively the entrance upon a quite incalculably wider stage of life, on which mankind at large has since enacted one great drama.
The double column, named from Professors Henry and Baird, is made of two fluted pillars side by side, the one 25 and the other 60 ft.
The portico is composed of forty-eight pillars, the whole enclosed in an oblong courtyard about 140 feet by 90 feet, surrounded by a double colonnade of smaller pillars, forming porticos to a range of fifty-five cells, which enclose it on all sides, exactly as they do in a Buddhist monastery (vihara).
The quadrants are mounted on pillars of amber which afford a very high insulation.
Gustavus regarded the Scandinavian kingdoms as the two chief pillars on which the Evangelical religion reposed.
The grammar school was founded in 1614; it occupies modern buildings, but the original house remains, a picturesque half-timbered building, raised upon pillars of wood.
The other public buildings of the town include the gildhall and law courts, in the Italian style with Corinthian pillars and pilasters, built in 1847 and internally remodelled in 1901; a prison (1829); a fine market hall (1830), rebuilt in 1897; a cattle market and abattoirs (1869); the Albert Hall for concerts and public meetings (1864); the; Royal Metal Exchange (1897); harbour trust offices (1904); a central post office (1901) and two theatres.
There were "pillars," like Peter and John (and his brother James until his death), who really determined matters of grave moment, as in the conference with Paul in Gal.
This was supported by pillars, set closer together along the front than at the sides and back.
On a marble platform rises a marble pavilion, the flat-coned roof of which is supported on a double row of marble pillars.
Giovanni in Toro, spoilt by restorations in the 18th century, contains a splendid pulpit in Cosmatesque work, supported on four pillars, and the crypt some 14th-century frescoes.
St Paul was a hard hitter, and Jewish Christians, who still clung to James and Peter as the only true pillars of the Church, are not likely to have cherished any love for his memory.
Pillars like the Hermae, called Hecataea, stood, especially in Athens, at cross-roads and doorways, perhaps to keep away the spirits of evil.
Like most of the lesser apartments, it is lined with white Italian marble, and in spite of its enormous dimensions the roof is unsupported by pillars.
If pillars made of rolled iron or steel are used, their different parts shall be riveted to each other and the beams and girders resting upon them shall have riveted or bolted connexions to unite them with the pillar.
If cast-iron pillars are used, each successive pillar shall be bolted to the one below it by at least four bolts not less than three-fourths of an inch in diameter, and the beams and girders shall be bolted to the pillars.
There is, however, little left but the remains of a few pillars.
In the native bazaar the houses rise three or four storeys in height, with elaborately carved pillars and front work.
The roof rested on six pillars; the door was raised above the ground and approached by a stair (probably on account of the floods which often swept the valley); and worshippers left their shoes under the stair before entering.
The roof now rested on three pillars, and the height was raised one-half.
Subsequent repairs and additions, extending down to Turkish times, have left little of Mandi's work untouched, though a few of the pillars probably date from his days.
There are more than five hundred pillars in all, of very various style and workmanship, and the enclosure-250 paces in length and 200 in breadth, according to Burckhardt's measurement - is entered by nineteen archways irregularly disposed.
The durbar hall, which is a separate building, is 60 yards long by 20 broad, with a painted roof supported by two rows of pillars.
The elliptical Tabernacle (5870) has a rounded, turtle-shell shaped roof, unsupported by pillars or beams, seats nearly 10,000, and has a large pipe organ (5000 pipes).
The place is now a desolate heap of ruins, with remains of its walls and fragments of granite pillars.
The nave (the West church), divided from the aisles by a double row of massive round pillars, is a transition between Romanesque and Gothic, with pointed windows.
The houses are neatly built of clay, coloured with red ochre, and frequently ornamented with rudely carved pillars.
It derives its name from its ancient place of judicature, which was in the church of Beata Maria de Arcubus - St Mary-le-Bow or St Mary of the Arches, "by reason of the steeple thereof raised at the top with stone pillars in fashion like a bow bent archwise."
At what period the stone circles and pillars (apparently of a "Druidical" character), whose ruins are found at several places along the upper Gambia, were erected is not known.
There is reason, as Macalister thinks, to believe that it is the result of a gradual development, beginning with two small pillars, and gradually enlarging by later additions.
In order to get possession of them, Heracles travelled through Europe and Libya, set up the two pillars in the Straits of Gibraltar to show the extent of his journey, and reached the great river Oceanus.
As instances of his careful attention to geography and topography we have not only the fact of his widely extended travels, from the African coast and the Pillars of Hercules in the west, to the Euxine and the coasts of Asia Minor in the east, but also the geographical and topographical studies scattered throughout his history.
To one of the native kings doubtless is to be ascribed the Syriac inscription on one of the pair of pillars, 50 ft.
Rendel Harris that the great twin pillars were connected with the cult of the Dioscuri, and that in the Acts of Thomas is to be seen a later attempt to substitute other " twins," viz.
The former are used principally as casing, walls, pillars or other supporting parts of the structure, and includes ordinary red or yellow bricks, clay-slate, granite and most building stones; the latter are reserved for the parts immediately in contact with the fuel and flame, such as the lining of the fire-place, the arches, roof and flues, the lower part if not the whole of the chimney lining in reverberatory furnaces, and the whole of the internal walls of blast furnaces.
Better worthy of notice is the third chapel to the right, known as that of the Angels, on account of the angels and children carved on its pillars.
Imposing columns and pillars of ice were visible everywhereâ€”massive icicles and mounds, built up from the spraying water tapped from the piping that paralleled the penstock.
Participation in political life was one of the pillars of Athenian democracy.
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The giving of legal alms, called zakat, is one of the five pillars of the faith.
In keeping with Gilbert Scott's Norman style the nave arcade has four bays with rounded arches resting on solid squat pillars.
These two books between them stand like pillars of a proscenium arch, framing the perspectives of the looming twentieth century.
On the first edition of the map the text on the verso was contained within two pillars surmounted by a decorative archway.
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Dials can be mounted back-to-back, or on pillars, walls or individually designed structures.
The assembly pads are supported on concrete pillars that connect directly with the sandstone bedrock below.
There seems to be a surprisingly large proportion of missing flush brackets on the trig pillars of northern Corbetts.
Pillars inserted to avoid calamity are said to have come from the timbers of Spanish Galleons sunk in the Armada.
An account of the visit formed the dramatic climax to the Seven Pillars.
Whilst retaining classic two-door coupe dimensions, the unique Freestyle Door System does away with the need for center pillars.
Peacock feathers and curious birds decorate the frieze around the central pavilion, designed by Philip Witcomb, with green pillars and red lanterns.
Both pillars are topped by identical pillar swallowing heads with ornately carved headdresses.
Attractive mahogany mantle with carved pillars, tiled insets with coal effect gas fire.
Most of the pillars of the past have been broken, leaving intact the powers of the prime minister.
Two tall brick pillars just rose up from a long expanse of tended lawn behind the sidewalk.
The other metalwork to have suffered badly were the door pillars in the small saloon.
The gateway may also include paving, grass, pillars, planters, w all s, trees, rails or fences.
The exterior patios have been lovingly paved with decorative pebbles and the covering verandah supported by solid old brick pillars with wooden beamed roofing.
The pillars crowned by a pediment containing figures in relief, designed to indicate the nature of the business transacted within its walls.
The case features a scroll pediment mounted on pillars.
Inside the lower hall, the original front door is still there, complete with the carved stone pillars.
The old form of gateway used to be made by erecting two granite pillars either side of the required entrance.
The central doorway on the east front is flanked by Tuscan pillars against a rusticated surround and has a pediment above.
The aisle is separated from the nave by five large bays, resting on octagonal pillars.
There is an impressive entrance with two Corinthian pillars.
Grinling Gibbons decorated the interior with carved panels, graceful fluted Corinthian pillars, friezes and statues.
It's a huge, handsome building with a central ring of slender iron pillars supporting a pointed roof.
The interior of the mill has stone-flagged floors supported by Victorian cast-iron pillars and low brick arches with iron hoops.
A Golf with deeper flanks, a steeper bonnet pulled up by the windscreen pillars.
The hall of the house is impressive with two marble pillars giving an instant impression of grandeur.
Like Solomon's in Layout The two basalt pillars in the porch had no structural purpose.
The most distinguishable of the circles consists of three upright red sandstone pillars, the tallest of which is just over 18 feet high.
Huge pillars and high ceilings with intricate plasterwork and moldings can be found throughout the building, creating an inspirational learning environment.
It has a lofty nave and side aisles, separated by elegant light clustered pillars, supporting pointed arches.
Three fine red granite pillars support the portico on each side of the man entrance.
The main front entrance portico with roman pillars opens to the marble floored hallway with double height ceiling.. ... ... ... .
The original proscenium was flanked by 6 full-height pillars on each side.
The railings and pillars are all original 1896 railings installed when the theater was built.
However, pillars adopt the colors of the incident sunlight which may be highly reddened.
The Committee had reservations about the rather strident new Bath stone gate pillars.
The pillars have sturdy, wide bases, but some of the fittings are a bit less than solid.
The pillars of heaven tremble and are amazed at His rebuke.
This brick built undercroft with its fan vaulted ceiling and mighty pillars along the whole length makes for loft-style living.
The great pillars of the crossing are the most substantial survivals, and we can see how they would have supported the vaulting.
Eu has three buildings of importance - the beautiful Gothic church of St Laurent (12th and 13th centuries) of which the exterior of the choir with its three tiers of ornamented buttressing and the double arches between the pillars of the nave are architecturally notable; the chapel of the Jesuit college (built about 1625), in which are the tombs of Henry, third duke of Guise, and his wife, Katherine of Cleves; and the chÃ¢teau.
At Tyre, as among the Hebrews, Baal had his symbolical pillars, one of gold and one of smaragdus, which, transported by phantasy to the farthest west, are still familiar to us as the Pillars of Hercules.
The usual method of working metal-mines is by overhand and underhand stoping, using rock-filling,, or pillars of mineral to support the roof.
The church of Holy Trinity, Early Norman and Decorated in date, is chiefly of interest for its curious pillars, alternately round and octagonal, and for a window in the north aisle, which has five lights, and is known, on account of its unique shape, as the "fish-window."
The most elaborate specimen of this wrought work is the screen to the Rinuccini chapel in Santa Croce, Florence, of 1371, in which moulded pillars and window-like tracery have been wrought and modelled by the hammer with extraordinary skill (see Wyatt, Metal-Work of Middle Ages).
They were associated with hallowed trees, with sacred stones and pillars, out of which came the square rough-hewn Hermae which were anointed with oil like the sacred stone attributed by legend to Jacob at Bethel.
Of these the highest is the Monte del Hacko, the ancient Abyla, one of the "Pillars of Hercules," which faces Gibraltar and rises 636 ft.
Eight oak pillars support a roof tiled with stone slates.
Twenty years later sunspot observation became one of the pillars of solar physics.
Then, a number of crucial supporting pillars were removed to make more space for a dance floor, ignoring warnings.
The pillars of stone curved in at what appeared to be a most unnatural angle toward the center.
However, the design of modern cars, with thick windscreen pillars for safety, actually causes more blind spots for all drivers.
The windshield pillars may or may not be covered.
Shashi Srikantan founded Three Pillars Trading Co., in 2010 as a retailer of high-end handcrafted goods from all over the world.
These natural dyes are important in keeping with the Three Pillars ideology of sustainability and environmental responsibility because they are not toxic to the environment or to humans.
We have someone in India, who is in touch with the artisans on a day-to-day basis to make sure Three Pillars' standards are being met and to ensure that we are all on the same page.
Our wholesale arm, Three Pillars Global, sells to other retail stores, also primarily online.
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Highlights of the Breakers include a blue marble fireplace, rose alabaster pillars in the dining room, a an intricate mosaic porch ceiling, which took Italian artisans six months lying on their backs to complete.
For example, balloons are inexpensive, but a few ballons can decorate an arch, pillars, or gift tables.
Dozens of wedding cake stand styles are available, so you can have your cake grouped, stacked, off-set, straight-tiered, tiered with a fountain underneath, tiered with pillars, however you wish.
A mandap is a canopy supported by pillars in which the ceremony takes place.
For this purpose, pillars with small statues or large free-standing statues are placed at the end of each row of guests.
To create the appearance of a larger cake, opt for a more unique wedding cake stand that separates each layer, or use pillars to space layers.
Tropical flowers, exotic plants or brightly colored large arrangements look lovely on pillars or columns next to the bride and groom.
Wrap light ropes around pillars or columns before transporting them to the site.
Tiered cakes can have round, square, rectangular, or abstractly shaped layers, and they can be stacked, arranged with pillars, or made in other styles.
Popular variations among the three tiered white heart standard include a version that rests each tier on pillars and a version that features cascading roses down the sides of the cake.
The three tiers, each of which is made with two or three layers of round cake, may be stacked directly on top of one another or separated by pillars or flowers.
Tourism is one of the biggest economic pillars of Nassau, and the locals know how to prey on unsuspecting visitors.
Trained around the pillars of a sunny verandah, or against a warm wall, the dark wiry stems extend freely, bearing narrow deep green leaves and small drooping bell-flowers of a clear blue, continued through a long season.
Scaber is a delightful old climber for walls, trellises, and pillars, its orange-red flowers are beautiful, and its rambling shoots graceful.
For covering roots, banks, mounds, pillars, etc., these are excellent, forming at last huge tangled masses of the greatest beauty and elegance in the wild garden.
The plant is a cross with a Dijon Tea, and of freely rambling habit, well suited to pillars, arches, pergolas, and either to train against tree-trunks or pegged along the ground.
Spinovitis Davidi Thomsoni - A pretty and neat-growing species climbing by its tendrils, and of graceful effect upon pillars and pergolas.
Whilst some vines are valuable for the walls of houses, others may be used for covering arbours, pergolas, the pillars of verandahs, old tree stumps, or sloping banks.
Locate it in the MK2 arena level in the monastery by jumping over the broken pillars to the roof.
Go until the pillars collapse and make your way through, knocking down the pillar to get to the gate.
Construct "pillars of certainty" where you know every number is correct.
Completing a column, grid or row forms one of these pillars, and the more of them you have the easier it will be to solve the entire puzzle.
A "candle garden" is the easiest type of centerpiece and consists of several coordinating candles, usually pillars, arranged in a central bundle.
Different ring sizes are available for pillars or taper candles.
There are waxes made for votives, pillars and containers, as well as general use wax.
Their long body, which is always taller than it is wide, resembles the large pillars that have graced so many forms of ancient architecture.
From tapers to pillars, you will find a large listing of candles to creatively decorate the rooms in your home.
They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, encompassing all types of candles from pillars to taper candles to votives and even gel candles.
They can be molded pillars, carved candles, engraved or stamped, or even have photos embedded.
While the types of candles can vary from tapers to pillars, most centerpieces have just a single candle surrounded by decorative accents, often on a bed of seasonal greenery such as pine boughs or holly leaves.
They come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, from large individual candles that could be used as pillars, to elaborate decorative taper candles in fancy candle holders.
Willow Tree - The Willow Tree Collection features soy candles in various sizes, from votives to pillars.
Pillars are 3 3/4-inches tall, made from soy wax, and scented with essential oils.
Battery-operated candles come in all shapes and sizes, including tea lights, votives, and pillars.
From the ancient pillars still rising against the background to the crumbled bricks lining the paths,the Forum could be an entire day-trip unto it's own.
Weight Watchers was founded upon the idea of the four pillars.
Food - unlike many other diet programs, Weight Watchers gives equal importance to all four pillars mentioned in this list, not just to the food that we eat.
The Master Cleanse is only one of three pillars to vibrant good health.
It is based on his theory of the four pillars of human movement, which include locomotion, level changes, pushing and pulling as well as rotary movements.
When we think of the Romans, ancient Romans, we think of marble pillars and luxurious anti chambers.
Your site should offer certain "pillars of content."
For example, if your blog is on breakfast, your pillars of content might include basic instructions on how to make an omelet, a variety of pancake recipes, and a variety of waffle recipes.
Jenn didn't approach, instead sinking into the shadows of one of the many pillars providing support all along the main floor.
He towered head and shoulders over the mostly female crowd and leaned with deceptive casualness that radiated danger against one of the pillars in the food court.
Imposing columns and pillars of ice were visible everywhere—massive icicles and mounds, built up from the spraying water tapped from the piping that paralleled the penstock.
He stepped through to a massive atrium with a marble floor, pillars, and water fountain surrounded by small gardens.
Lieutenant Anderson's response sounded more like an apology for being unable to locate two pillars of the community than a proper description of the two as a couple of leg-breaking punks.
The Gothic hall with rows of fluted pillars is in fair preservation.
Of that of Hephaestus only two columns remain, while of that of Asclepius, a mile to the south of the town, an anta and two pillars are preserved.
Especially striking are the huge pillars, of which a number still stand erect.
Eu has three buildings of importance - the beautiful Gothic church of St Laurent (12th and 13th centuries) of which the exterior of the choir with its three tiers of ornamented buttressing and the double arches between the pillars of the nave are architecturally notable; the chapel of the Jesuit college (built about 1625), in which are the tombs of Henry, third duke of Guise, and his wife, Katherine of Cleves; and the château.
There is less stone carving on the exterior walls, door jambs and pillars of the buildings than on those of the Yucatan Peninsula; this is due to the harder and more uneven character of the limestone.
Sculptured slabs form balustrades to the steps leading up to the temple, and its exterior is ornamented with figures in stucco, the outer faces of the four pillars in front having life-size figures of women with children in their arms. The small Temple of Beau Relief stands on a narrow ledge of rock against the steep slope of the mountain.
Herodotus (himself a notable traveller in the 5th century B.C.) relates that the Egyptian king Necho of the XXVIth Dynasty (c. 600 B.C.) built a fleet on the Red Sea, and confided it to Phoenician sailors with the orders to sail southward and return to Egypt by the Pillars of Hercules and the Mediterranean sea.
The advantage claimed for roofs formed with one or two large spans is that they permit the platforms and tracks to be readily rearranged at any time as required, whereas this is difficult with the other type, especially since the British Board of Trade requires the pillars to be not less than 6 ft.
The building contained one hundred marble pillars, and was also adorned with sculptures and mosaics sent from Ravenna by Pope Adrian I.
Only few remains of it are, now standing; but of the pillars, several are in Paris, one is in the museum at Wiesbaden and another on the Schillerplatz in Mainz.
There still remains close to the first-named street and fronting the Corso Garibaldi a high wall built of square Roman bricks, with pillars and arched recesses in the upper portion, which goes by the name of Palazzo di Teodorico.
Facing the main entrance is a small open shrine, consisting of a cornice and dome upheld by four pillars.
This quarter of the palace shows the double axe sign constantly repeated on its walls and pillars, and remains of miniature wall-paintings showing pillar shrines, in some cases with double axes stuck into the wooden columns.
The principal palace was the Chehel Situn (forty pillars), destroyed by the Afghans in 1723, and, although rebuilt by Nadir Shah in 1731, already in ruins in 1743.
The chancel of the church at Repton is assigned to the second half of the 10th century, though subsequently altered, and the crypt beneath is supposed to be earlier still; its roof is supported by four round pillars, and it is approached by two stairways.
At Steetley, near Worksop, is a small Norman chapel, with apse, restored from a ruinous condition; Youlgrave church, a building of much general interest, has Norman nave pillars and a fine font of the same period, and Normanton church has a peculiar Norman corbel table.
First (and perhaps earliest in time), the chambers are grouped round a central court, being engaged one with the other in a labyrinthine complexity, and the greater oblongs are entered from a long side and divided longitudinally by pillars.
The columned, round-headed windows are set in deeply between the pillars which carry the massive entablature, and this again is surmounted by a balustrade with obelisks at each angle and figures marking the line of each bay.
These monuments, a conspicuous feature of Palmyrene architecture, took the form of statues placed on brackets projecting from the upper part of the pillars which lined the principal thoroughfares.
The church of St James, belonging to a small community of Jacobite Christians, and a few pillars and blocks of masonry are the only remains of the former greatness of the town.
They agreed that the Scriptures should be their guide in civil affairs, and that only approved church members should be admitted to the body politic; twelve men were appointed to choose seven men ("seven pillars") who should found the church and admit to its original membership such planters as they thought properly qualified.
The present structure, which dates from 1347, has its Gothic character disguised by a classical facade with Ionic pillars and much tasteless modernization.
Both pillars and cross-bars were elaborately carved in bas-relief, and most of them bore inscriptions giving either the name of the donor, or the subject of the bas-relief, or both.
Unfortunately, only about half the pillars, and about one-third of the crossbars have been recovered.
At last they hung him up by the feet between two pillars.
Dicaearcus of Messana in Sicily, a pupil of Aristotle (326-296 B.C.), is the author of a topographical account of Hellas, with maps, of which only fragments are preserved; he is credited with having estimated the size of the earth, and, as far as known he was the first to draw a parallel across a map. 4 This parallel, or dividing line, called diaphragm (partition) by a commentator, extended due east from the Pillars of Hercules, through the Mediterranean, and along the Taurus and Imaus (Himalaya) to the eastern ocean.
Across it were drawn seven parallels, running through Meroe, Syene, Alexandria, Rhodes, Lysimachia on the Hellespont, the mouth of the Borysthenes and Thule, and these were crossed at right angles by seven meridians, drawn at irregular intervals, and passing through the Pillars of Hercules, Carthage, Alexandria, Thapsacus on the Euphrates, the Caspian gates, the mouth of the Indus and that of the Ganges.
Among ancient remains in the vicinity may be mentioned Galgberget, the place of execution, with tall stone pillars still standing; and the remarkable stone labyrinth of Trdjeborg.
The surface is often remarkably honeycombed, and the rock weathers into pinnacles, pillars and arches of extraordinary shapes.
The capitals of the pillars in the crypt are fine examples of the Romanesque.
Large pillars of mineral should be left for the protection of the main openings, whether these be shafts or adits.
Here were great oaks and splendid evergreens with trunks like mossy pillars, from the branches of which hung garlands of ivy and mistletoe, and persimmon trees, the odour of which pervaded every nook and corner of the wood--an illusive, fragrant something that made the heart glad.
General Loring kindly showed me a copy of one of the wonderful bronze doors of the Baptistry of Florence, and I felt of the graceful pillars, resting on the backs of fierce lions.
Then our talk turned to the interpretation of the seven pillars and steps of the Temple, the seven sciences, the seven virtues, the seven vices, and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
He entered through the gates with their stone pillars and drove up the avenue leading to the house as if he were entering an enchanted, sleeping castle.