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English translation: crocket flowers

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French term or phrase:fleurs en crochet
English translation:crocket flowers
Entered by: Josephine79
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21:18 Sep 11, 2007
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Architecture / 15th century French castle
French term or phrase: fleurs en crochet
La porte est surmontée d'une accolade décorée de fleurs en crochet reposant sur des coulots moulurés. Son encadrement mouluré repose sur une base elle aussi mouluré.

Well obviously not "crochet" as in a kind of macrame.... So what does it mean?
Thanks,
J
Josephine79
Local time: 05:28
crocket flowers
Explanation:
crochet - Ornement situé en général sur des chapiteaux ou des rampants, représentant une feuille stylisée ou une tige épaisse terminée par un bourgeon enroulé ou une tête de feuille
[Dict. de l'architecture, éd. J-P Gisserot]

crocket - In Gothic architecture and derivatives, an upward-oriented ornament, often vegetal in form, regularly spaced along sloping or vertical edges of emphasized features such as spires, pinnacles, and gables
[Dict. of Arch and Const, McGHill]
The illustrations in both dictionaries are very similar.

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Note added at 40 mins (2007-09-11 21:58:32 GMT)
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See crockets at :

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/Arts/gothic_architectur...

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xxxBourth
Local time: 05:28
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Thanks so much for this and all the other answers..... More questions to follow as and when the system lets me post them. The reference site is excellent.
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crocket flowers


Explanation:
crochet - Ornement situé en général sur des chapiteaux ou des rampants, représentant une feuille stylisée ou une tige épaisse terminée par un bourgeon enroulé ou une tête de feuille
[Dict. de l'architecture, éd. J-P Gisserot]

crocket - In Gothic architecture and derivatives, an upward-oriented ornament, often vegetal in form, regularly spaced along sloping or vertical edges of emphasized features such as spires, pinnacles, and gables
[Dict. of Arch and Const, McGHill]
The illustrations in both dictionaries are very similar.

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Note added at 40 mins (2007-09-11 21:58:32 GMT)
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See crockets at :

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/Arts/gothic_architectur...

What does our Christopher have to say?

xxxBourth
Local time: 05:28
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 539
Grading comment
Thanks so much for this and all the other answers..... More questions to follow as and when the system lets me post them. The reference site is excellent.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dr Sue Levy: ooo nice link - my cat loves croquettes
12 mins
  -> Nearly made a feline comment about croquettes myself. It must be catching.

agree  xvsy: My dictionaries give similar definitions. // ... and your links are, indeed, excellent.
50 mins

agree  Christopher Crockett: Your Christopher sez that the Frogs misspelled Crockett. And, that *this* is not a "Gothic" building: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/7400/7476/gothicarch_7476.htm
14 hrs
  -> Ah, so you ARE lurking!
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