Recessed arch

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(Arch.) one of a series of arches constructed one within another so as to correspond with splayed jambs of a doorway, or the like.

See also: Recessed

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A massive recessed arch occupies almost two-thirds of the height of the facade and resembles the iwan of the Middle Eastern mosques.
Buttresses wrap around the church, framing a large recessed arch that contains the main entry and a rose window.
The main sitting room has a ?ne sash window to the front, central open ?replace with a slate surround and hearth, and recessed arch to the one side with shelving.
A central staircase leads to the first floor while a recessed arch leads to the dining area.
He has used his skill to imply sculpted figures, a recessed arch and carved ornamental forms.