perpendicular style


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Noun1.Perpendicular style - a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century Englandperpendicular style - a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
Gothic architecture, Gothic - a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
Tudor architecture - a style of English-Gothic architecture popular during the Tudor period; characterized by half-timbered houses
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I saw the extraordinary breadth of the high cheek-bones, the perpendicular style of the features, the massive forehead, steep like a cliff, denuded at the top, largely uncovered at the tem ples.
This beautiful "Somerset" perpendicular style tower dates from 1473.
At the end of the 15th century, the well and the church above it were rebuilt in the most elaborate Perpendicular style, with intricate fan vaulting and carvings showing scenes from Winifred's life.