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rusticated

Said of cut stone having strongly emphasized recessed joints and smooth or roughly textured block faces; used to create an appearance of impregnability in banks, palaces, courthouses, etc. The border of each block may be rebated, chamfered, or beveled on all four sides, at top and bottom only, or on two adjacent sides; the face of the brick may be flat, pitched, or diamond-point, and if smooth may be hand- or machine-tooled.
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The crenellation, blind arches, and rusticated tower decorated with lion masks recall the same ecletic and theatrical flair of Garbatella's first phase.
A boxier building, the synagogue measured 70 feet long and 40 feet high at its ridgeline and appropriated the idea of corner decoration through its use of rusticated quoins, but replaced the vertical pilasters with a horizontal belt course to enhance its overall composition.
Above them hovered a series of small pyramids whose shape recalled the rusticated stones on the facades of Renaissance palaces, and whose overall organization brought to mind a roof, with the final result that it looked like a schematized pagoda.
Among the victims was president Liu Shao-chi, who was slowly tortured to death, and Deng Xiao-ping, who was rusticated.
For this extravagant client, a gifted young Florentine architect named Gino Coppede concocted a huge turreted, crenellated, and rusticated fantasy that, to this day, remains a masterpiece of fin de siecle historicism run amok.
After 21 years as a Washington insider, Hendricks became a "close to Washington" publisher in 2002, when he rusticated to Cabin John, Maryland.
Even the routine rusticated life of a theological student can be made to shine out--like embers, which fall and gash gold-vermilion.
She wonders why a handsome wealthy Duke would settle for a twenty-eight year old rusticated spinster when he can have any diamond amidst the Ton.
Materials for the exterior will be similar to and compatible with the Stetson architecture, which includes a barrel-tile roof, second-story balustrades and columns, arched windows, and a rusticated stone base.
The buildings are well known; indeed, they are the standard chestnuts: the rusticated palaces of late Trecento Florence, Palazzo Medici and its rivals, the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, the palaces of Bramante and Raphael in the Vatican Borgo, and Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Capitol.
The polished granite floor and wall tile, much of which was obtained from the quarry that supplied the original stone in the 1880s, was used in contrast to the massive rusticated stone of the original walls.
A lady below the rank of duchess was likely to be rusticated from the court if she sat upon a cushioned stool in the royal chapel or, if in the presence of the King, anywhere else.