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squinch

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

squinchn. [Corrupted fr. sconce.].
     A small arch thrown across the corner of a square room to support a superimposed mass, as where an octagonal spire or drum rests upon a square tower; -- called also sconce, and sconcheon.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

squinch, n. a straight or arched structure across an interior angle of a square tower to carry a superstructure, e.g. a dome.

Etymology
var. of obs. scunch, abbr. of SCUNCHEON

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