Lierne rib

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Lierne´ rib`

    (lyârn´ rĭb`)
n.1.(Arch.) In Gothic vaulting, any rib which does not spring from the impost and is not a ridge rib, but passes from one boss or intersection of the principal ribs to another.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.