See also:rod or stick, and so first used of the
See also:body of an arrow or
See also:spear to which the
See also:head is attached; hence the word is applied to the handle of a
See also:tool, and to the pair of bars between which a
See also:horse is harnessed to a vehicle, and in machinery to connecting bars or rods conveying power from one
See also:part of a machine to another . It is also applied to an opening sunk in the ground for
See also:mining or other purposes (see
See also:SHAFT-SINKING) . This use is probably due to the use of Ger . Schacht, a variant of schaft . In architecture the
See also:term " shaft " is applied to the body of a
See also:column between the capital and the
See also:base . In Romanesque
See also:work shafts are occasionally octagonal, and are sometimes ornamented with the zigzag or
See also:chevron, or fluted vertically or in spirals; the most beautiful examples of the latter being found in the cloisters of St
See also:John Lateran and at St Paul's outside the walls at Rome, where they are enriched with mosaics . Perhaps the earliest ornamented shafts are those of the
See also:Parthian Palace, now the mosque, at Diarbekr in
See also:Mesopotamia .
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