Derived from the name of a weapon, what six letter term denotes the narrow pointed windows characteristic of the Early English style?
University Challenge 1/9/2014
The answer to this question is one of the defining characteristics of Gothic architectural styles (Early English being one, Venetian being another), and the pointed archway, whether in a doorway, window, or roof support. In most of Europe Gothic architecture is found in the great churches and cathedrals, but in Venice it is bordering on ubiquitous; it’s there in the older churches, it’s there in the palazzi, it’s there in the shrines embedded in walls around the city.
Is there such a thing as an ordinary home in Venice? How about this for a window?
The answer by the way, is lancet.