## The Encyclopedia of Architecture, Historical, Theoretical, and Practical |

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assumed above the line as a centre , through the given point C

cutting D the given line at E , and through E and Fig . 357 . Fig . 338 . the centre D

draw the diameter EDF ; Fig . 359 . then join CF , and it will be the perpendicular

...

assumed above the line as a centre , through the given point C

**describe**a circlecutting D the given line at E , and through E and Fig . 357 . Fig . 338 . the centre D

draw the diameter EDF ; Fig . 359 . then join CF , and it will be the perpendicular

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joined together in one straight line AC , which bisect in the point 0 ; then with the

centre and radius OA or OC

the perpendicular BD , which will be the mean proportional between AB and BC ...

joined together in one straight line AC , which bisect in the point 0 ; then with the

centre and radius OA or OC

**describe**the semicircle ADC , to meet which erectthe perpendicular BD , which will be the mean proportional between AB and BC ...

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The ellipsis is of so frequent occurrence in architectural works , that an

acquaintance with all the properties of the curve , and the modes of

is of great importance to the architect . Excepting the circle , which may be called

an ...

The ellipsis is of so frequent occurrence in architectural works , that an

acquaintance with all the properties of the curve , and the modes of

**describing**it ,is of great importance to the architect . Excepting the circle , which may be called

an ...

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