It is hardly so consistent with the national ideas and traditions as the claustra.
Fig. 156 gives the claustra in detail, in elevation, in plan, and in perspective.
Ibi enim eius prudentia construxit mœnia quadrata, turrita mole surgentia; claustra excipiendis adventantibus mirè opportuna.
claustrum claus·trum (klô'strəm)
n. pl. claus·tra (-trə)
Any of several anatomical structures resembling a barrier, especially a thin vertical lamina of gray matter of the brain lying close to the outer portion of the lenticular nucleus, from which it is separated by the external capsule.