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CURVILINEAR

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 664 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CURVILINEAR, in architecture, that which is formed by curved or flowing lines; the roofs over the domes and vaults of the Byzantine churches were generally curvilinear. The term is also given to the flowing tracery of the Decorated and the Flamboyant styles.
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