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dome

(dōm),
Structure rising to a hemispheric center.
[Fr., fr. L. domus, house]

dome

(dōm) [L domus, house]
A semicircular or balloon-shaped weakness in the wall of an aneurysm.
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48, inscribed in Hebrew and Arabic, is obviously post-Sasanian and should probably not have been included, while an agate domical seal with two lines of Hebrew writing that is of the Sasanian period has been omitted.
The contemporaneous Saint Catherine Altarpiece in the museum in Pisa by an anonymous local master shows at the lower left her condemnation to death at the hands of Emperor Maxentius seated under a domical baldachin.
The parabolic dunes are generally cut off from the beach by dune ridges or by domical (Buckler 1979) "shadow" dunes between the arms of the parabolas.
The domical ceiling is in diminishing character and is decorated with a full bloom of the lotus in its centre.
Against this low decorative edifice leans a ruddy-faced English boy of seventeen or eighteen, in a white blouse and brown corduroy trousers, and a domical felt hat; with the sun, as much as can get under the rim, on his face, and his hands in his pockets; listlessly watching two dogs at play.
Using categories of structural types and the three simple, but meaningful, building forms of "conical," "domical," and "rectilineal," the book explores construction techniques in conjunction with the kinds of raw materials available.
For Domical Certificate, the government would give maximum ten-days to the additional Deputy Commissioner/AC Headquarters to dispose of the matter while Deputy Commissioner would work as an appellate authority.
The predominant host rock in these sections is massive limestone, occasionally with domical shape.
These wall-paintings appear on the facade of the gateway, in the squinches of the domical ceiling, and the soffit of the main passageway ceiling.
(4) This essay seeks to establish that at the end of the Middle Ages, in commissioning a loggia in the form of a domical canopy, the members of the Misericordia Confraternity knowingly and purposefully invoked several readily recognizable artistic conventions of that era to provide their foundation with its own shelter of sanctity, imbuing it with an aura of the divine.