rising arch

rising arch

An arch having a springing line which is not horizontal.
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It is well once to behold a squall with its rising arch and coming fury, or the heavy gale of wind and mountainous waves.
It was a small oval face, of a uniform transparent whiteness, with an egglike line of cheek and chin, a full but firm mouth, a delicate nostril, and a low perpendicular brow, surmounted by a rising arch of parting between smooth locks of pale reddish hair.