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SPIRE LIGHT (Fr. lucarne)

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 693 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SPIRE LIGHT (Fr. lucarne), the term given to the windows in a spire which are found in all periods of English Gothic architecture, and in French spires form a very important feature in the composition. There is an early example in the spire of the cathedral at Oxford; they are not glazed, and have occasion-ally, if of large size, transoms to strengthen the mullions.
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SPIRES (Ger. Speyer or Speier)

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