groined vault

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Related to groined vault: cross vault, barrel vault, ribbed vault
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Noun1.Groined vault - two barrel vaults intersecting at right anglesgroined vault - two barrel vaults intersecting at right angles
vault - an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
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More significant is the Breakfast Room, for it contains the earliest of Soane's starfish ceiling vaults, a very personalised development of the conventional groined vault that Soane used in several of his Bank of England interiors after 1788, notably in the Bank Stock Office of 1792 and in country houses such as Bentley Priory, Middlesex in 1798 and in Tyringham Hall, Buckinghamshire in 1793-1800.
those groined vaults, those arcades, those cataracts