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Cincture   Listen
noun
Cincture  n.  
1.
A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb.
2.
That which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure. "Within the cincture of one wall."
3.
(Arch.) The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.






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"Cincture" Quotes from Famous Books



... countrymen and the enemy. There was a sacrifice solemnized at stated times by the Fabian family on the Quirinal hill. To perform this Caius Fabius Dorso having descended from the Capitol, in the Gabine cincture, carrying in his hands the sacred utensils, passed out through the midst of the enemy's post, without being at all moved by the calls or threats of any of them, and reached the Quirinal hill; and after duly performing there the solemn rites, ...
— The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08 • Titus Livius

... moonlight. The undulations of the land,—the grand mountain screen which sheltered the mansion from the northern blasts, rising with all its hanging forests and parapets of naked rock high towards the heavens,—the ancient mansion, with its square chimneys, and bodyguard of old trees, and cincture of low walls with marble-pillared gateways,—the fields, with their various coverings,—the beds of flowers,—the plots of turf, one with a gray column in its centre bearing a sundial on which the rays of the moon were idly shining, another with a white stone and ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)



Words linked to "Cincture" :   waistcloth, sash, band, cummerbund



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