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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 735 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LINTEL (0. Fr. lintel, mod. linteau, from Late Lat. limitellum, limes, boundary, confused in sense with limen, threshold; the Latin name is supercilium, Ital. soprasogli, and Ger. Stutz), in architecture, a horizontal piece of stone or timber over a door-way or opening, provided to carry the superstructure. In order to relieve the lintel from too great a pressure a " discharging arch " is generally built over it.
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