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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Rear Vault

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REAR VAULT (Fr. arriere voussure ), the term in architecture employed for the vault of the internal hood of a doorway or window to which a splay has been given on the reveal; sometimes the vaulting surface is terminated by a small rib known as the scoinson rib (q.v.), and a further development is given by angle shafts carrying this rib, known as scoinson shafts.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Rear Vault'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/r/rear-vault.html. 1910.

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