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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astragal  \As"tra*gal\,  n.  [L.  astragalus,  Gr  ?  the  ankle  bone, 
  a  molding  in  the  capital  of  the  Ionic  column.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  convex  molding  of  rounded  surface,  generally 
  from  half  to  three  quarters  of  a  circle. 
 
  2.  (Gun.)  A  round  molding  encircling  a  cannon  near  the  mouth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  astragal 
  n  1:  the  bone  in  the  ankle  that  articulates  with  the  leg  bones  to 
  form  the  ankle  joint  [syn:  {anklebone},  {astragalus},  {talus}] 
  2:  a  beaded  molding  for  edging  or  decorating  furniture  [syn:  {beading}, 
  {bead},  {beadwork}] 




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