fan tracery


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fan tracery

n
(Architecture) architect the carved ornamentation on fan vaulting
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Noun1.fan tracery - the carved tracery on fan vaulting
fan vaulting - an elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge like fans
tracery - decoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs
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And just to confuse things even more, the last abbot - Clement of Lichfield - provided the two churches with almost identical chapels, each magnificently vaulted in fan tracery.