elliptical dome

elliptical dome

A dome with a cross section in the shape of an arc of an ellipse; may have a circular or an elliptical base.
See also: Dome
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It is housed under nine elliptical domes as light and airy as balloons, and so diaphanous in appearance that the extenuated and stemlike colonnettes below them seem less intended to bear them up than to tether them down, lest they float away on a warm draught from the heating plant.