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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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A stone block or timber projecting from a wall to provide the seating for a beam or rafter supporting an upper floor, balcony, or projection. Usually found in groups and often...

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corbel

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 59 words.

a projection jutting out from a wall to support a structure above it; a corbel table is a projecting course of bricks or stones resting on corbels. Recorded from late Middle English, the...

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corbelling

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 20 words.

Layers of brickwork or other materials that successively project out from the face of a wall. See also corbel.

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corbel

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 27 words.

(archit.) projection jutting from a wall to support a weight. XV. — OF. corbel (mod. corbeau) raven, also archit.,

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Corbel

Lisa A. Reilly.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles. 889 words.

Piece of stone, wood, or iron that projects from a wall to support an object placed upon it, such as an architectural element or a statue. By arranging a series of corbels it is possible...

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corbel

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 90 words.

A bracket but less decorative than a *console. It may also be one of a series of small blocks of progressively projecting masonry that helps to bridge the gap across an opening so that a...

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corbel <i>(verb)</i>

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 21 words.

to support or project on corbels, gives corbelled, corbelling (US corbeled, corbeling). See -ll-, -l-.

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Corbel, Victor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; 19th-Century Art. 21 words.

French, 19th century, male.

Born 1814; died 1874.

Sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features.

He was the father of Jacques-Ange Corbel.

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corbel table

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — History.

Row of corbels, often with carved heads on them, set at intervals, sometimes carrying connecting arches (Lombardy frieze), but more often simply supporting a projecting wall, especially a...

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corbel-arch

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Pseudo-arch formed of successive corbels, really cantilevers, anchored back, each projecting over the corbel below.

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corbel-arch

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 16 words.

Pseudo-arch formed of successive corbels, really cantilevers, anchored back, each projecting over the corbel below.

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corbel-course

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Continuous uninterrupted course of corbels forming a projection or projecting moulding.

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corbel-vault

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Vault built using the same technique as in a corbel-arch.

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corbel-course

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 12 words.

Continuous uninterrupted course of corbels forming a projection or projecting moulding.

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corbel-vault

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 11 words.

Vault built using the same technique as in a corbel-arch.

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corbel-table

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 38 words.

Row of corbels, often with carved heads on them, set at intervals, sometimes carrying connecting arches (Lombardy frieze

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Corbel, Jean Baptiste François

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; 18th-Century Art. 55 words.

French, 18th century, male.

Sculptor.

Jean Baptiste Corbel may have been the son of François Corbel. He was accepted by the Académie de St-Luc in Paris in 1779. He worked...

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Corbel, Jean-Pierre

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Digital and New Media, Multi-Media, Sound, and Music Art; Photography and Photographs; Contemporary Art; 20th-Century Art. 220 words.

French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 3 June 1958, in Guingamp.

Photographer. Multimedia.

Jean-Pierre Corbel studied photography in Ivry-sur-Seine between 1977...

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corbel

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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A stone block or timber projecting from a wall to provide the seating for a beam or rafter supporting an upper floor, balcony, or projection. Usually found in groups and often...

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corbel

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 72 words.

Projection from the face of a wall, consisting of a block built into the wall, supporting any superincumbent load such

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corbel

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 24 words.

A section of brickwork, masonry, timber, or other material that projects outwards from the face of a wall to support

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