Definition of Dosseret

1. a block resting on the capital of a column [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dosseret

dosimetry
dosing
dosings
dosology
doss
doss-house
doss about
doss around
doss down
dossal
dossals
dossed
dossel
dossels
dosser
dosseret (current term)
dosserets
dossers
dosses
dosshouse
dosshouses
dossier
dossiers
dossil
dossils
dossing
dost
dosulepin
dot
dot-bomb

Literary usage of Dosseret

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1. The Story of the Art of Building by Percy Leslie Waterhouse (1901)
"A feature of special interest in the Ravenna churches is the dosseret, ... Capital with dosseret, Ravenna. The basilican form of church was adopted in all ..."

2. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1913)
"To them is due the introduction of the "dosseret," or block over the capital from which the arch springs. This is essentially a Byzantine device, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"9 and 10) shows above it the dosseret required to carry the arch, the springing of which was much wider than the abacus of the capital. ..."

4. Architecture East and West: A Collection of Essays Written at Various Times by Richard Phené Spiers (1905)
"I think it possible that when the capitals were imported they left the dosseret behind them ;* sometimes they were not carved at all, or only with a cross. ..."

5. Transactions by Ecclesiological Society (1849)
"I think it inferior to the dosseret, and the Corinthian examples of the nave will, I think, support my view. They have no connection with the capital which ..."

6. Architecture for General Readers; a Short Treatise on the Principles and by H Heathcote Statham (1896)
"But however the dosseret originated, it soon became the most marked feature of the Byzantine capital, so much so that by degrees the dosseret becomes the ..."

7. Architecture for General Readers: A Short Treatise on the Principles and by Henry Heathcote Statham (1909)
"the capital beneath the dosseret becoming insignificant by degrees, and then only surviving as a large moulding, while the dosseret became a decorated ..."

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