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annular

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Architecture.

Ring-shaped. An annular vault springs from two concentric walls circular on plan, as in Santa Costanza, Rome (c.ad 325).

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balk

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Architecture.

1 Any large piece of squared timber.

2 Lintel or summer-beam.

3 Upper roof-tie, or balk-tie, between rafters.

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Geddes, Sir Patrick (1854–1932), social evolutionist and city planner

Helen Meller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Evolutionary Biology; Sociology; Education. 5029 words.

Geddes, Sir Patrick (1854–1932), social evolutionist and city planner, was born at Ballater, west Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 2 October 1854, the youngest son of Alexander Geddes...

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Woods, Joseph (1776–1864), architect and botanist

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Botany. 746 words.

Woods, Joseph (1776–1864), architect and botanist, was born at Stoke Newington on 24 August 1776, the second son of Joseph Woods, woollen draper, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Samuel...

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