1) An unusual word, noted in an early bridge contract.

1422 thre arches, and also with v coursees of egeoves lik and acordande to the same thiknes of egeoves as Barnacastelle brigge is of, Catterick. This contract is well known and has been much discussed. Several meanings have been suggested for egeoves and the most convincing argument is that it is a variant spelling of ‘ogive’ a technical term for the groynes or ribs of a vault. It may have been used in this case for the ribs of the arch.

places Catterick
dates 1422

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