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Word: cornice

Definition: projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); รณ


Sentences Containing 'cornice'

The mason who finishes the cornice of the palace returns at night perchance to a hut not so good as a wigwam.
A sentimental reformer in architecture, he began at the cornice, not at the foundation.
This man seemed to me to lean over the cornice, and timidly whisper his half truth to the rude occupants who really knew it better than he.

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