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cornice


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cornice  \Cor"nice\  (k?r"n?s),  n.  [F.  corniche,  It  cornice,  LL 
  coronix,  cornix,  fr  L.  coronis  a  curved  line  a  flourish 
  with  the  pen  at  the  end  of  a  book  or  chapter,  Gr  ???;  akin 
  to  L.  corona  crown.  sEE  {Crown},  and  cf  {Coronis}.]  (Arch.) 
  Any  horizontal,  molded  or  otherwise  decorated  projection 
  which  crowns  or  finishes  the  part  to  which  it  is  affixed;  as 
  the  cornice  of  an  order  pedestal,  door,  window,  or  house. 
  --Gwilt. 
 
  {Cornice  ring},  the  ring  on  a  cannon  next  behind  the  muzzle 
  ring. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cornice 
  n  1:  a  decorative  heading  to  conceal  curtain  fixtures  at  the  top 
  of  a  window  casing  [syn:  {valance},  {valance  board},  {pelmet}] 
  2:  a  molding  at  the  corner  between  the  ceiling  and  the  top  of  a 
  wall 
  3:  the  topmost  projecting  part  of  an  entablature 
  v  :  furnish  with  a  cornice,  as  in  architecture 




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