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Abat-voix: In religious art and architecture, an abat-voix is a sort of canopy which is placed above a pulpit and which serves the purpose of reflecting the preacher's voice toward the audience.

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ABAT-J OUR—ABAT-VOIX. to beat down: mid. L. abb<1tZci¢2s—from abb¢Ztt€ré '.' see ABATE1: a species of intrenchment, and one of the oldest. It consists of trees felled (abattu), and laid side by side, with the branches directed towards the ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

abat-voix In a church, ...

Google previewPopular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1881)

A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student. With Numerous Illustrations from All Styles of Architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance by George Ashdown Audsley

ABAT-VOIX. (FY.) A canopy, or other construction, erected over a pulpit, or a ceiling formed above a rostrum or stage, for the purpose of deflecting the sound of the voice downwards. ABBATIA. {Lat.) The residence set apart for the abbot in a ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

abat-voix(a-ba' vw0), n. [F., < abattre (see abate,v.)+votz,vowe= Abat-voix, pulpit of Trinity Church , ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2006)

by James Stevens Curl

abat-voix. *Tester, or *canopy to reflect sound behind and on top of a *pulpit, common in late-C17 churches, e.g. those of *Wren in the City ofLondon. abbey. See MONASTERY. Abbott, Stanley William ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

abat-voix (a-bä' vwo), n.

Google previewDictionary of Architecture (1994)

by Henry H. Saylor

abat-voix [Fr.] (abba vwah), a reflector of sound. abbadia, or badia [It.] (abbah dee'ah, badee'ah), an abbey church. abbatial (ab bay'shal), ...

Google previewRudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture Civil, Architecture Naval ... (1860)

Abat-voix, the sounding-board over a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages (1838)

by John Britton, John Le Keux

Abat-voix. Fr. The sounding-board over a pulpit, or a rostrum. Abbathie, Abbathy. Synonymous with Abbey. This term occurs in Domesday Book, and in various ancient statutes. By stat. 31, Hen. VIII. c. 13, " Abbathies" were surrendered to the ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts

Abat-voix. Abutment. Accouplement. Ajambe. Ambe. Angle-bar. Angle-tier. Ante- venno. Apron. Apron-piece. Arched-beam roof. Architrave. Arris. Arris-fillet. Arris- gutter. Ashlering. Astragal. Attic. Awning. Badigcon. Balk. Baluster. Barge-board.

Google previewThe Universal English Dictionary (1869)

Comprising the Etymology, Definition, and Pronunciation of All Known Words in the Language, as Well as Technical Terms Used in Art, Science, Literature, Commerce, and Law by John Craig, P. Austin Nuttall

ABAT-VoIX, ab-a-voo-aw', s. (abattre, to throw down, and voix, the voice, Fr.) The canopy, or sounding-board, placed over a pulpit for the purpose of dispersing the voice of the preacher. ABELLA, a-be'lea, s. (so named in honour of Dr. C. Abel, ...

Google previewThe Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (2001)

by Ambrose Bierce

Abat-voix, n. A sounding brass above a tinkling cymbal. Abba, n. A father who has made a vow not to be a husband. Abbess, n. A female father. Abderian, Abderian laughter is idle and senseless laughter; so called because Democritus, an idle ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (1989)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis

ABAT-VOIX. In French, a sounding board. ABBADIA.

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

ABAT-VOIX—ABBATE ABBATT—ABBEVILLE TREATIES ABBEY—ABBOT ABBOT—ABBOTT ABBOTT ABBOTT—ABBREVIATIONS Ind , 1859-66, and. l2 and in making plasters. Other uses, as casings for sausage, etc., are well known.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith

i2 ABAT-VOIX — ABBATE ABBATT— ABBEY ABBEY— ABBOT ABBOTT. and in making plasters. Other uses, as casings for sausage, etc., are well known. The paring of the skin, the ears, a portion of the tail, the feet, the muzzle, the bones that ...

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