Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

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1. A common Norman or Romanesque molding formed by a series of circular (but occasionally square) cylinders, disposed alternately with the notches in single or multiple rows

2. A timber which is sawn on three sides and left rounded on the fourth



Norman Moldings reprinted from A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, by Sir Banister-Fletcher, New York, 1950 (Online Dec. 2012), p. 348


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