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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 previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

abat-voix In a church, ...

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

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

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 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 previewA Dictionary of Architecture and Building (1905)

Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive by Russell Sturgis

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

Google previewRudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture, Civil, Architecture, Naval, Building and Construction (1860)

Early and Ecclesiastical Art, Engineering, Civil, Engineering, Mechanical, Fine Art, Mining, Surveying, Etc., to which are Added Explanatory Observations on Numerous Subjects Connected with Practical Art and Science by John Weale

Abat-voix, the sounding-board over a pulpit or rostrum. Abbey, a building annexed to or adjacent to a convent or monastery, for the residence of the abbot or abbess, and the whole combining a series of buildings for the accomABB ABS ...

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

by John Britton

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 ...

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 ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1905)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention


Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

See abat-voix. Also soundboard. Since pulpits fail, and sounding-boards reflect Most part an empty, ineffectual sound. Cowpcr, Task, ill. 21. 2. In building, a board used in the deafening of floors, partitions, etc. See sound-boarding. — 3.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

abat-voix (a-bä' vwo), n.

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