The two rode together up the hill, beneath the arching oaks.
It would have one, a better one, with a finer title: “arching the Gulf!”
It gave him a tremendous forehead, arching up two inches beyond the former hair-line.
This meant the wreck of “arching the Gulf;” and Trampy came down with it.
The naiad willow, arching lowland brooks, speaks as water, very secretly.
"I have nothing to explain," said Margaret, arching her delicate brows.
arching crags of the ridge-wall jutted out over the cave entrance.
The outline of his work is very graceful, and the arching admirable.
He could not even bring himself to approach any nearer to that streaked and arching blank.
And he saw that he had crawled under the cart and was trying to lift it by arching his back.
1540s, "chief, principal," from prefix arch-; used in 12c. archangel, etc., but extended to so many derogatory uses (arch-rogue, arch-knave, etc.) that by mid-17c. it acquired a meaning of "roguish, mischievous," since softened to "saucy." Also found in archwife (late 14c.), variously defined as "a wife of a superior order" or "a dominating woman, virago."
early 14c., "to form an arch" (implied in arched); c.1400, "to furnish with an arch," from arch (n.). Related: Arching.
An organ or structure having a curved or bowlike appearance, especially either of two arched sections of the bony structure of the foot.
In architecture, a curved or pointed opening that spans a doorway, window, or other space.
Note: The form of arch used in building often serves to distinguish styles of architecture from one another. For example, Romanesque architecture usually employs a round arch, and Gothic architecture, a pointed arch.
an architectural term found only in Ezek. 40:16, 21, 22, 26, 29. There is no absolute proof that the Israelites employed arches in their buildings. The arch was employed in the building of the pyramids of Egypt. The oldest existing arch is at Thebes, and bears the date B.C. 1350. There are also still found the remains of an arch, known as Robinson's Arch, of the bridge connecting Zion and Moriah. (See TYROPOEON VALLEY.)