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lierne
A. boss
B. diagonal ribs
C. ridge ribs
D. transverse rib
E. liernes
F. tiercerons

li·erne

 (lē-ûrn′)
n.
A subordinate rib used in Gothic vaulting to connect the intersections and bosses of the primary ribs.

[French, from lier, to bind, from Old French; see liable.]

lierne

(lɪˈɜːn)
n
(Architecture) architect a short secondary rib that connects the intersections of the primary ribs, esp as used in Gothic vaulting
[C19: from French, perhaps related to lier to bind]

li•erne

(liˈɜrn)

n.
a short ornamental rib inserted between the main ribs in a vaulted ceiling.
[1835–45; < French: binding timber =li(er) to bind (< Latin ligāre) + -erne, of uncertain orig.]
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The clustered piers, which looked slender for so huge a place, divided the nave into five aisles and soared to a network of groins and ribs and liernes that a slight architectural shrug would have flicked into fan tracery.