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Synonyms for squinch

to peer with the eyes partly closed

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Synonyms for squinch

a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)

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crouch down

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draw back, as with fear or pain

cross one's eyes as if in strabismus

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But two years ago King took the plunge and commissioned local architect Christopher Haas to create two sets for Triangle of the Squinches.
These wall-paintings appear on the facade of the gateway, in the squinches of the domical ceiling, and the soffit of the main passageway ceiling.
The tomb is topped by a slightly pointed dome set on plasterwork squinches and corbelled beams that translate the square plan into an octagonal drum then a 16-side drum and finally the dome.
Squints, squinches, low side windows, quoins and groins-- Till I had roused the Vicar, found the key, And made a quick inspection of the church?
I'm doing what Twan says, really looking at her through my scope--the way the splashing water makes her feet glimmer, how she squinches her face when she works a gross spot on the grill--when I get this sense that she's ahead of the kids her own age, a little smarter, more mature.
He theorizes about the appearance of the stalactite pendentive in Aswan, suggesting that it was a local interpretation of muqarnas domes and squinches seen by pilgrims in the Hijaz.