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(lit. mashing devices): On a castle, a series of openings between the corbels that support a projecting parapet through which missiles can be dropped. Used decoratively on post-medieval buildings.
(Scots): Home farm on an estate.
The predominant style of mid- to late-16th-century Italy, in which classical motifs may be used in deliberate disregard of original conventions or contexts; by extension, a self-consciously formal approach to design in other idioms. The decorative classical architecture of mid-17th-century England is sometimes called Artisan Mannerism, because master masons and other craftsmen were its chief exponents.
Manometer tower
A tower containing a column of water to regulate pressure in water mains. Also called a standpipe tower.
A roof of two pitches, the upper one less steep than the lower.
(chiefly Scots): House of a minister of religion.
(chiefly Scots): Dressed stones at the edges of an opening. Also called rybats.
Marriage lintel
(Scots): Lintel carved with the initials of the owner and his wife and the date of building work (only coincidentally of their marriage).
Mathematical tiles
Facing tiles with the appearance of brick, most often applied to timber-framed walls.
The setting of a brass or other inlaid material.