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Ogee

OGEE (probably an English corruption of Fr. ogive, a diagonal groin rib, being a moulding commonly employed; equivalents in other languages are Lat. cyma-reversa, Ital. gola, Fr. cymaise, Ger. Kchllcisten), a term given in architecture to a moulding of a double curvature, convex and concave, in which the former is the uppermost (see Moulding). The name " ogee-arch " is often applied to an arch formed by the meeting of two contrasted ogees (see Arch).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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