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BOWTELL

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 349 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BOWTELL, a medieval term in architecture for a round or corniced moulding; the word is a variant of " boltel," which is probably the diminutive of " bolt," the shaft of an arrow or javelin. A "roving" bowtell is one which passes up the side of a bench end and round a finial, the term " roving " being applied to that which follows the line of a curve.
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