ribwork

ribwork

(ˈrɪbˌwɜːk)
n
work or structure involving ribs in, for example, knitting or architectural work
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tracery 'place for tracing or drawing' > 'intersecting ribwork in the upper part of a Gothic window' (an effect of work performed in a tracery room)
Opposite these works, distributed around the ribwork of the poop deck, two pieces established an equally striking spatial relationship: Senza Titolo (Cotoniera) (Untitled [cotton container], 1967) stood above a Malevichian "black square"--a kind of deep-toned philosophical credo--painted on the rough surface of the bulkhead.