In the soffit of the architrave are sunk panels of various patterns, the six-armed cross occurring twice.
A projection upon the soffit of the Doric corona, which originally marked the position of the rafter-ends beneath the sheathing.
The soffit is flat, with a round moulding at the inner and the outer edge.
The lower surface or soffit of the arch is the intrados, E, and the upper surface the extrados, F.
Its soffit contains an evident addition, as if the architect felt that it needed emphasising by some enrichment.
They have a heavy abacus, which, as well as the soffit of the round arch, is enriched with flowered work.
The rails were laid along the bottom of the trough within a few inches of the soffit or underside of the arch.
Under the arch, which has panelled work in the soffit, there are two doors having four-centred arches, and above panelling.
The bond of an arch obtains its name from the arrangement of headers and stretchers on its soffit.
The soffit of the arch is carved, and the face of the pilaster below has a very rich and graceful vine arabesque upon it.
architectural term referring to under-faces, 1610s, from Italian soffita, fem. of soffitto "ceiling," noun use of adjective meaning "fixed beneath," from Vulgar Latin *suffictus "fastened below," from Latin suffixus (see suffix (n.)).