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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arris  \Ar"ris\,  n.  [OF.  areste,  F.  ar[^e]te,  fr  L.  arista  the 
  top  or  beard  of  an  ear  of  grain,  the  bone  of  a  fish.]  (Arch.) 
  The  sharp  edge  or  salient  angle  formed  by  two  surfaces 
  meeting  each  other  whether  plane  or  curved;  --  applied 
  particularly  to  the  edges  in  moldings,  and  to  the  raised 
  edges  which  separate  the  flutings  in  a  Doric  column.  --P. 
  Cyc. 
 
  {Arris  fillet},  a  triangular  piece  of  wood  used  to  raise  the 
  slates  of  a  roof  against  a  chimney  or  wall,  to  throw  off 
  the  rain.  --Gwilt. 
 
  {Arris  gutter},  a  gutter  of  a  V  form  fixed  to  the  eaves  of  a 
  building.  --Gwilt. 




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