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Corbel   /kˈɔrbəl/   Listen

Furnish with a corbel.

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"Corbel" Quotes from Famous Books

... larger size—few of them, however, of more than two stories. Most of them looked as if they had a long and not very happy history. All at once he found himself in a street, partly of quaint gables with corbel steps; they called them here corbie-steps, in allusion, perhaps, to the raven sent out by Noah, for which lazy bird the children regarded these as places to rest. There were two or three curious gateways in it with some attempt at decoration, and one house with the pepperpot turrets which Scotish ...
— Donal Grant • George MacDonald

... curious mural paintings were discovered. At Steetley, near Worksop, is a small Norman chapel, with apse, restored from a ruinous condition; Youlgrave church, a building of much general interest, has Norman nave pillars and a fine font of the same period, and Normanton church has a peculiar Norman corbel table. The Early English style is on the whole less well exemplified in the county, but Ashbourne church, with its central tower and lofty spire, contains beautiful details of this period, notably the lancet windows ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 - "Demijohn" to "Destructor" • Various

... a religious people in this birth country of the Flamma race: the strong poetic reverence of their forefathers, which had symbolised itself in the carving of every lintel, corbel or buttress in their streets, and the fashion of every spire on which a weather-vane could gleam against the sun, was still in their blood; the poetry had departed, ...
— Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida - Selected from the Works of Ouida • Ouida

... Corbel "A measure of safety is preferable to a rigorous "application of the law. I therefore vote for "provisional confinement."..........................O Gillet "Inaccessible to fear, I assert that capital "punishment is useless and dangerous. "Perpetual ...
— Historical Epochs of the French Revolution • H. Goudemetz

... a corbel erected on mystery to gaze upon it at its ease, without any other result than that of being convenient ...
— Les Miserables - Complete in Five Volumes • Victor Hugo

Words linked to "Corbel" :   supply, wall bracket, furnish, architecture, render, bracket, provide

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