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Rocoʹco Architecture

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A debased style, which succeeded the revival of Italian architecture, and very prevalent in Germany. The ornamentation is without principle or taste, and may be designated ornamental design run mad. The Rock-temple of Ellora, in India, is most lavishly decorated.

“The sacristy of St. Lorenzo … was the beginning of that wonderful mixture of antique regularity with the capricious bizarrerie of modern times, the last barren fruit of which was the rococo.”—H. Grimm: Michel Angelo, vol. ii. chap. xi. p. 173.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Rochelle Salt
Roches (Catharine des)
Rochester
Rock
Rock ahead (A)
Rock Cork
Rock Crystal
Rock Day
Rococo
Rococo Architecture
Rococo Jewellery
Rod
Rod-men
Rod in Pickle (A)
Roderick
Roderick Random
Roderigo
Rodhaver
Rodilardus
Rodolpho (Count)