- a diagonal vaulting rib.
- a pointed arch.
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This arch, a natural ogive, fashioned by the waves, was glittering between its two dark and profound supports.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
The first floor of the donjon, lighted by a long ogive window, formed a large circular hall.The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion|Eugne Sue
The ogive is, perhaps, very ancient; and authors dispute as to the anteriority of the Romanesque to the Gothic.Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
The circular arch reigns throughout, but many in ogive also occur in different parts.Barn and the Pyrenees|Louisa Stuart Costello
The curves of the commonplace arcade became those of the graceful ogive, or of the proud, far-extending arch.The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet