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DOSSERET

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 438 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DOSSERET, or impost block (a Fr. term, from dos, back), in architecture, the cubical block of stone above the capitals in a Byzantine church, used to carry the arches and vault, the springing of which had a superficial area greatly in excess of the column which carried them.
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