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English translation: simple torus between two gorges

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French term or phrase:un simple tore entre deux gorges
English translation:simple torus between two gorges
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21:00 Sep 11, 2007
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Architecture / 15th century French castle
French term or phrase: un simple tore entre deux gorges
Seuls les arcs des portes d'entrée ont quelques décors, un simple tore entre deux gorges.

I managed to find out that "un tore" is a "torus" in English but I have no idea what they mean by "gorges" - and no photos to help!
TIA....
Josephine79
Local time: 08:22
simple torus between two gorges
Explanation:
In archi-decorative terminology, these are used. A torus is a protruding moulding. It can be of different shapes, elongated, pear-shaped, pointed, etc. , like a ball on a stick beyond the face of the structure, or may simply be a semicircular "bump" along the face.

A gorge is a recessed moulding, usually semicircular.

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http://www.bamboofloorings.info/9/bamboo-flooring-moldings/

www.goodbros.co.uk/skirting_mouldings.html

Gorge: a hollow moulding. GRP: glass reinforced plastic. ...
www.plasterarc.net/essay/essay/GleesonGH.html

A deep concave molding, or gorge, especially at the base of a column. ...
www.stoneonline.com.cn/glossary.html

gorge – 1 In some orders of columnar architecture, a narrow band around the shaft, near the top ... 2. A cavetto or hollow molding ...
Also "scotia"
scotia – A deep concave molding, edp. one at the base of a column in Classical architecture. Also called a gorge, trochilus

[Dict. of Arch. & Const, Cyril Harris, McGHill]


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All the illustrations I have found of a French "gorge" show a semicircular concave moulding. I have not been able to find the same in English. A scotia is an "inclined ellipse" (Greek) or "struck from two centres on a common radial line" (Roman) (variable curvature). A cavetto is a quarter of an ellipse (Greek) or of a quadrant (Roman) [Mitchell].

The term "gorge" in French seems to be too precisely defined to be anything else, such as a quirk.
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xxxBourth
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J
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simple torus between two gorges


Explanation:
In archi-decorative terminology, these are used. A torus is a protruding moulding. It can be of different shapes, elongated, pear-shaped, pointed, etc. , like a ball on a stick beyond the face of the structure, or may simply be a semicircular "bump" along the face.

A gorge is a recessed moulding, usually semicircular.

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Note added at 45 mins (2007-09-11 21:46:24 GMT)
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http://www.bamboofloorings.info/9/bamboo-flooring-moldings/

www.goodbros.co.uk/skirting_mouldings.html

Gorge: a hollow moulding. GRP: glass reinforced plastic. ...
www.plasterarc.net/essay/essay/GleesonGH.html

A deep concave molding, or gorge, especially at the base of a column. ...
www.stoneonline.com.cn/glossary.html

gorge – 1 In some orders of columnar architecture, a narrow band around the shaft, near the top ... 2. A cavetto or hollow molding ...
Also "scotia"
scotia – A deep concave molding, edp. one at the base of a column in Classical architecture. Also called a gorge, trochilus

[Dict. of Arch. & Const, Cyril Harris, McGHill]


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Note added at 1 hr (2007-09-11 22:51:20 GMT)
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All the illustrations I have found of a French "gorge" show a semicircular concave moulding. I have not been able to find the same in English. A scotia is an "inclined ellipse" (Greek) or "struck from two centres on a common radial line" (Roman) (variable curvature). A cavetto is a quarter of an ellipse (Greek) or of a quadrant (Roman) [Mitchell].

The term "gorge" in French seems to be too precisely defined to be anything else, such as a quirk.

xxxBourth
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J

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agree  xvsy: For 'gorge' there is also 'quirk': an acute hollow between convex or other mouldings; but since there's just one torus, I guess it doesn't apply here.
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