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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 23 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OGEE (probably an English corruption of Fr. ogive, a diagonal groin rib, being a moulding commonly employed; equivalents in other languages are Lat. cyma-reversa, Ital. gola, Fr. cymaise, Ger. Kehlleisten), a term given in. architecture to a' moulding of a double curvature, convex and concave, in which the former is the uppermost (see MOULDING). The name " ogee-arch " is often applied to an arch fcrmed by the meeting of two contrasted ogees (see ARCH).
End of Article: OGEE (probably an English corruption of Fr. ogive, a diagonal groin rib, being a moulding commonly employed; equivalents in other languages are Lat. cyma-reversa, Ital. gola, Fr. cymaise, Ger. Kehlleisten)
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