Rudiments of ancient architecture, containing an historical account of the five orders, with their proportions, and examples of each from antiques also, extracts from Vitruvius, Pliny, &c. relative to the buildings of the ancients — London, 1810 (4. Aufl.)

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Gestatio, a place in the gardens of the
ancient Romans for exercise on horse-
back, or in a carriage, the form genej
rally circular.

Glyphs, the perpendicular channels cut
in the triglypfis of the Doric frize.

Go la, or Gula, a moulding, more usually
called cytna reversa, or ogee. >,

Gorge, a hollow moulding, a cavettoi

Gothic Architecture, a style distinct from
the Grecian or Roman, although de-
rived from the latter. The early ex-
amples are characterized by circular
arches springing from massy columns,
called the Saxon style; this afterwards
merged into the pointed arch of various
forms, beautifully ornamented with fo-
liage, &c. wrought with skill and ele-
gance: the early examples of this style
are called Norman, and the latter ones
Gothic, which are generally much en-
riched. In England there are many
examples of each sort.

Gula. See Gola.

GuttjE. See Drops.
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