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Origin of apse
OTHER WORDS FROM apseap·si·dal [ap-si-dl], /ˈæp sɪ dl/, adjectiveap·si·dal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for apse
The nave and porch were floored with plain red tesserae: in the apse was a simple mosaic panel in red, black and white.
The archway of the south transept apse is now the entrance to St. Catherine's Chapel.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle|C. King Eley
He walked across to the grave-yard under a blackened wall—a bit of the apse of the vanished church—and sat down on a grave-stone.Coming Home|Edith Wharton
The Ducal Palace begins to show mouldings on both sides, 28, 31; and 35 is a complete arch moulding from the apse of the Frari.The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)|John Ruskin
The apse was developed from the somewhat similar part of the Roman basilic, in which the magistrate (prtor) sat.