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Definition of the adjective acanthine

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  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant acanthus.

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Google previewThe New Practical Builder, and Workman's Companion: Containing a Full Display ... of the ... Method Pursued by Architects and Artificers, in the ... Departments of Carpentry, Joinery, ... Plastering, Etc. (The Practical Builder's Perpetual Price-Book, Etc.). (1823)

by Peter NICHOLSON (Builder and Mathematician.)

Acanthine means ornamented with leaves of the acanthus. Accessories; in architectoral composition, those parts or ornaments, either designed or accidental, which are not apparently essential to the use and character of a building. Accompaniments; subordinate buildingsorornaments. Accouplement, in carpentry; a tie or brace, or the entire work when framed.

Google previewSloan's Constructive Architecture (1866)

A Guide to the Practical Builder and Mechanic; In which is Contained a Series of Designs for Domes, Roofs and Spires ... by Samuel Sloan

Acanthine means ornamented with leaves of the Acanthus.

Google previewThe Modern Builder's Guide (1849)

by Minard Lafever

Acanthine means ornamented with leaves of the acanthus. Accessories ; in architectural composition, those parts or ornaments, either designed or accidental, which are not apparently essential to the use and character of a building. Accompaniments ; subordinate buildings or ornaments. _ Accouplement , in carpentry ; a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ACANTHINE, aza-tornus, denotes althing relating to, or resembling the herb Acanthus. In this sense, we read of acanthina voffixenta, acanthine garments, of which we have two different explications. Some understand by it a kind of embroidery, wrought in imitation of the Egyptian acanthus, or thorn, whose small sprigs are much interlaced. Others will have it a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

ACANTHINE, s, any thing resembling or belonging to the herb acanthus. Acanthine garments, among the ancients, are said to be made of the down of thistles; others think they were garments embroidered in imitation of the acanthus. ACANTHOIDFS, s. in botany. See CAR lina. ACANTHOPTERYGIOUS FISHES, s. a term used by Linnaeus and others for those fishes whose back-fins are hard, ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture (1994)

by Henry H. Saylor

acanthine (akan' theen), like an acanthus. acan'thus, a conventionalized representation of an acanthus leaf, that of a perennial herb in some of the warmer regions of the Old World. It is a distinguishing characteristic of the Corinthian capital (14a, c). access door (ak'sess), provision to reach concealed plumbing or the like without disturbing plaster ...

Google previewPhreno-mnemotechnic Dictionary (1844)

Being a Philosophical Classification of All the Homophonic Words of the English Language : Containing Also Separate Classifications of Geographical, Mythological, Biographical, Scientific, and Technical Homophonic Words, to be Used in the Application of the Phreno-mnemotechnic Principles by Francis Fauvel-Gouraud

“ 7212—Canadian, acanthine, canteen, quaintain, quintin, contain, ...

Google previewWebster's Unabridged Dictionary & Bible (2018)

New Heart English Bible by TruthBeTold Ministry, Noah Webster

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Scrabble value of A1C3A1N1T1H4I1N1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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