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arris

[ar-is] /ˈær ɪs/
noun, Architecture
1.
a sharp ridge, as between adjoining channels of a Doric column.
2.
the line, ridge, or hip formed by the meeting of two surfaces at an exterior angle.
Also called piend.
Origin of arris
1670-1680
1670-80; < Middle French areste; see arête
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  • Old 'arris is either dead and buried, or gorn away, or somethin'.

    The Lord of the Sea M. P. Shiel
  • She would come to the front of the stage and say confidentially to the audience, "Do you know Lizzie 'arris?"

  • A curved furrow, immediately adjoining its repetition, and separated from it only by an arris, as in the Doric column.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber
British Dictionary definitions for arris

arris

/ˈærɪs/
noun (pl) -ris, -rises
1.
a sharp edge at the meeting of two surfaces at an angle with one another, as at two adjacent sides of a stone block
Word Origin
C17: apparently from Old French areste beard of grain, sharp ridge; see arête
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