Ogee - Encyclopedia

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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 formed by the meeting of two contrasted ogees (see Arch) .

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