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cyma recta

[rek-tuh] /ˈrɛk tə/
noun, Architecture
1.
a cyma whose concave part projects beyond the convex part.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < New Latin: literally, straight cyma
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  • Between these two entrance elements is an unusually pronounced cyma recta molding.
  • Above the shelf and applied to the wall is a single board forming a panel surrounded with cyma recta molding.
  • The east and west facades have triangular pediment gables with simple trim of cyma recta.

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