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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
| Impost: The horizontally
stone immediately beneath the springing point of an arch.
Improver: Status for about three years after completion of apprenticeship.
Inglenook: Space for seating within a large fireplace.
Intercolumniation: The distance between columns relative to their own dimensions.
Intermodillion: The distance between two modillion (bracket-like projections beneath the corona of a cornice).
Interpenetrations: The practice of carving mouldings and details which intersect appear to run through one another.
Intersecting tracery: In windows where mullions split in Y shapes to form smaller arches
Intrados: The curved underside of an arch, vault or dome.
Inverted Arch: Literally an arch reversed, used in foundations to evenly distribute loading.