through arch

through arch

[′thrü ‚ärch]
(civil engineering)
An arch bridge from which the roadway is suspended as distinct from one which carries the roadway on top.

through arch

Any arch which is set in a thick, heavy wall.
References in classic literature ?
If the peace of the simple village had moved the child more strongly, because of the dark and troubled ways that lay beyond, and through which she had journeyed with such failing feet, what was the deep impression of finding herself alone in that solemn building, where the very light, coming through sunken windows, seemed old and grey, and the air, redolent of earth and mould, seemed laden with decay, purified by time of all its grosser particles, and sighing through arch and aisle, and clustered pillars, like the breath of ages gone