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A Stonemason's Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
| Eaves: The lower,
overhanging part of a roof.
Egg And Dart: A decoration used to enrich the Ovolo moulding. Formed from alternate egg shapes and downward pointing arrows. Also called Echinus.
Elliptical Arch: An arch whose line is part of a true ellipse.
Embrasure: A small opening, or window, whose inner sides splay to a greater width than the actual opening to increase visibility.
Encaustic Tiles: A type of fired clay tile used in flooring, usually decorated with an impressed design which is then filled with contrasting coloured material.
Engaged Column: A column standing proud of a wall to which they are attached.
Entablature: The horizontal superstructure above a row of columns.
Entasis: The gentle swelling of a column biased towards its centre which prevents the "waisted" appearance of a straight or tapered column.
Extrados: The curved outer surface of an arch.
Eye of a Dome: The circular horizontal opening left at the top of a dome.