Reference Entry

ogee

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
ogee

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in architecture, showing in section a double continuous S-shaped curve. The word comes (in late Middle English) from ogive, with which it was then synonymous; the current sense developed in the late 17th century....

Reference Entry.  35 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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