RUSTIC

, in Architecture, denotes a manner of building in imitation of simple or rude nature, rather than according to the rules of art.

Rustic Quoins. See Quoin.

Rustic Work is where the stones in the face &c of a building, instead of being smooth, are hatched or picked with the point of an instrument.

Regular Rustics, are those in which the stones are chamfered off at the edges, and form angular or square recesses of about an inch deep at their jointings, or beds, and ends.

Rustic Order, is an order decorated with rustic quoins, or rustic work, &c.

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