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  • SPANDRIL, or Spandrel (formerly splaundrel, a word of unknown origin), in architecture, the space between any arch or curved brace and the level label, beams, &c., over the same.
  • Where it joins the spandrel masonry.
  • Any dome supported by circular arches, as is the dome of St. Mark's, must have spandrels for structural reasons.
  • A triple wooden arcade is set below it consisting of wide two-centred arches on either side of a narrower arch with carved spandrels.
  • A nice piece of Perp, with plain massive outer doorway and a more elaborate inner doorway, with square hood and traceried spandrels.

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