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Definition of the noun Abaculus

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  1. [archaic] A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements. - Fairholt.


Abaculus: An Abaculus is a small ornamental tile used in mosaic. It is usually made of glass or marble.

Phrases with Abaculus

  1. Abdopus Abaculus
  2. Octopus abaculus
  3. Tabanus Abaculus
  4. species Octopus abaculus
  5. Species Tabanus Abaculus

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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

ABACULUS. (Lat.) A word having a meaning similar in all respects to that of Abaciscus. ABACUS. (Lat.) The upper portion or crown of the capital of a column or pillar, upon which the architrave in Classic, and the springers of the arches in ...

Google previewA Compleat English Dictionary Oder Vollständig Englisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von --- Hrsg. U. Verb. Von Anton Ernst Klausing. Etc. 4. Aufl (1771)

Pállet, palette, abaculus pičtorius, das Palet oder Farbenbretlein der Maler, s. Palette. Pállet-Bed, um lit de veille, ein Wachtbette. Pálliament, habit, robe, Kleidung, der Rock. Pálliards, gredins, mendici, verstellte, betrügliche, unverschämte ...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

abaciscus, abaculus 1. A tessara or small square stone used in mosaic tile. 2. Asmall abacus. abamurusA masonry buttressfor thesupport ofawall. abandonment 1.To surrender the right or claim of interest without specificallytransferring it. 2.

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology (1883)

Explaining Terms Frequently Used in Works on Architecture, Arms, Bronzes, Christian Art, Colour, Costume, Decoration, Devices, Emblems, Heraldry, Lace, Personal Ornaments, Pottery, Painting, Sculpture, &c, with Their Derivations by John William Mollett

Abaculus, Or. and R. (a diminutive of abacus, q. v.).

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

Wassail-cup abrupt corrupt ~cupped disrupt erupt incorrupt interrupt supped abaculus abacus acephalus angelus animus arquebus blunderbus bus buss caduceus Cerberus convolvulus cumulus 'l H denarius discuss Erebus excuss fuss ...

Google previewA universal dictionary for architects ... &c (1879)

Abaculus. An abaciscus. 2. A tessera, or a little piece of mosaic work, or tessellated pavement, of any geometrical form.

Google previewA Dictionary of Terms in Art. Edited and illustrated by F. W. F. (1870)

r“ “ ABACULUS. (Lat) A small tile of glass, marble, or other : substance, of "arious colours, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements.

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

by John Britton, John Le Keux


Google previewDictionary of Architecture (1994)

by Henry H. Saylor

See also abaculus. abac ul us (abbak'youlus), a unit tile in a geometrical-pattern surface. abacus (ab'akus), the top member of a capital upon which the object supported rests (11 j). abamurus (abba mew'rus), a block of masonry, in buttress ...

Google previewGræcum Lexicon Manuale, ... cura J. A. Ernesti, nunc denuo recensitum, et quamplurimum in utraque parte auctum a T. Morell (1766)

by Benjamin Hederich, Johann August Ernest, Thomas Morell, Samuel Patrick

Abaculus, «è ...

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

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

ABACISCUS ; ABACULUS. A single fa elah, or tessem as used in mosaie and the like. ABACUS. The uppermost member of a capital ; a plain sqnare slah in the Grecian Doric style, hat in other styles often monlded or otherwise enriehed.

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Scrabble value of A1B3A1C3U1L1U1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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