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{adj: domed, vaulted} having a hemispherical vault or dome

{adj: light-fingered, nimble-fingered} having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets
"a light-fingered burglar who can crack the combination of a bank vault"- Harry Hansen
"the light-fingered thoughtfulness...of the most civilized playwright of the era"- Time

{adj: old-time, quaint, olde worlde} attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
"houses with quaint thatched roofs"
"a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots"

{adj: overreaching, vaulting} revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights
"vaulting ambition"

{n: Aconitum, genus Aconitum} genus of poisonous plants of temperate regions of northern hemisphere with a vaulted and enlarged petal

{n: Gothic, Gothic architecture} a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches

{n: Romanesque, Romanesque architecture} a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 AD; characterized by round arches and vaults and by the substitution of piers for columns and profuse ornament and arcades

{n: apse, apsis} a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar

{n: barrel vault} the simplest form of vault; a single continuous arch

{n: celestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin} the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

{n: charnel house, charnel} a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited

{n: columbarium} a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns

{n: crossbar} game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over

{n: crypt} a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)

{n: curvet, vaulting} a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down

{n: fan tracery} the carved tracery on fan vaulting

{n: fan vaulting} an elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge like fans

{n: galea} an organ shaped like a helmet; usually a vaulted and enlarged petal as in Aconitum

{n: groined vault} two barrel vaults intersecting at right angles

{n: keystone, key, headstone} the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

{n: long fly} a gymnastic exercise involving a long leap from a vaulting horse

{n: lunette, fenestella} oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault

{n: perpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture} a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting

{n: pole vault, pole vaulting, pole jump, pole jumping} a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole

{n: pole} a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting

{n: repository, monument} a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

{n: ribbed vault} vault that resembles a groined vault but has ribbed arches

{n: rib} a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural

{n: stud, rivet} ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)

{n: vault, bank vault} a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables

{n: vault, burial vault} a burial chamber (usually underground)

{n: vault, hurdle} the act of jumping over an obstacle

{n: vaulting horse, long horse, buck} a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting

{n: vaulting} (architecture) a vaulted structure
"arches and vaulting"

{n: vault} an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof

{n: voussoir} wedge-shaped stone building block used in constructing an arch or vault

{v: vault, overleap} jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

{v: vault} bound vigorously


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