By Tatiana Proskouriakoff

ISBN-10: 0806105763

ISBN-13: 9780806105765


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Study of significant constructions of identified Maya websites. Illustrations performed by means of an artist depicting the structures of the traditional temples and spiritual compounds.

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Also see rafter house. A-frame house African cherry See makore. African ebony See ebony. African mahogany Same as khaya. African rosewood See bubinga. 16 system, a high-efficiency filter located near a terminal unit. afterflaming The continued flaming combustion of a material after the exposing flame has been removed. after-flush The residue of water in a toilet flush tank after it has been flushed; after flushing, the residue gradually drains from the flush tank to seal the trap. afterglow The glow in a material after the removal of an external source of fire to which it is exposed, or after the cessation (natural or induced) of flames.

Ambo, 1 ambrices In ancient Roman construction, the amado cross laths inserted between the rafter and tiles of a roof. ambry, almary, almery, aumbry 1. A cupboard or niche in a chancel wall for the utensils of the Eucharist; an armarium. 2. A storage place, storeroom, closet, or pantry. AMB Abbr. ” ambient lighting In any given area, the general background illumination. , the general background noise in a neighborhood or in an auditorium. ambient pressure In a water distribution system, the normal operating pressure at any particular location in the system.

Air-set To allow material to harden under normal atmospheric pressure and temperature. air shaft, air well A ventilating shaft; a roofless enclosed area within a building or between buildings; may have openings such as windows. air shutter A device for regulating the quantity of air being mixed with gas for combustion. air-slaked Said of a surface that is wetted by the exposure to moisture in air. air slaking Absorption by quicklime or cement of moisture and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, causing the material to change its chemical composition.

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