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REAR VAULT (Fr. arriere voussure)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 946 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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REAR VAULT (Fr. arriere voussure), the term in architecture employed for the vault of the internal hood of a doorway or window to which a splay has been given on the reveal; some-times the vaulting surface is terminated by a small rib known as the scoinson rib (q.v.), and a further development is given by angle shafts carrying this rib, known as scoinson shafts.
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REASON (Lat. ratio, through French raison)

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