ribwork

ribwork

(ˈrɪbˌwɜːk)
n
work or structure involving ribs in, for example, knitting or architectural work
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References in periodicals archive ?
(18) rusticate 'assume rural manners; live a country life' > 'mark masonry by sunk joints or roughened surfaces' study 'thought or meditation directed to the accomplishment of a purpose' > 'room in a house furnished with books and used for private study, writing, etc.' tracery 'place for tracing or drawing' > 'intersecting ribwork in the upper part of a Gothic window' (an effect of work performed in a tracery room) Similar examples can also be found among Polish architectural terms, such as those quoted below:
Opposite these works, distributed around the ribwork of the poop deck, two pieces established an equally striking spatial relationship: Senza Titolo (Cotoniera) (Untitled [cotton container], 1967) stood above a Malevichian "black square"--a kind of deep-toned philosophical credo--painted on the rough surface of the bulkhead.