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A horizontal projection, principally designed to stop rain from running down the face of a wall. In a classical building it forms the topmost part of the entablature, and may ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
15 words

... [Co] The uppermost projecting element of a classical building, immediately below the roof...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
151 words

... 1. Uppermost division of a Classical entablature . 2. Crowning projecting moulded horizontal top of a building (if very large and crowning the main façade of e.g. a palazzo , it is termed cornicione ) or part of a building (e.g. a pedestal (where it is the cap ), or a wall, termed wall-cornice ). It is an eaves-cornice if it occurs where a roof overhangs a wall and forms eaves with a Classical moulding , or a crown-moulding if at the junction of an internal wall and ceiling. A cornice continuing around a corner or in a different...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
17 words

... ( ‘framework’ ), used, for example, of the narrative within which the stories of the Decameron are...

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The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
51 words

... A horizontal projection, principally designed to stop rain from running down the face of a wall. In a classical building it forms the topmost part of the entablature, and may comprise a series of decorated layers. A raking cornice projects above the sloping sides of a pediment. Anthony...

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
26 words

... Decorative moulding, internally immediately below a ceiling, or externally around the top of the walls of a building. See also Appendix 2 (Illustrated Building Terms)...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
28 words

... The topmost part of the architrave of any classical order. It also describes the decorative element frequently found on the edge of a roof overhanging a...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

... 1. An internal decorative moulding used at the junction between the wall and the ceiling. 2. An external decorative moulding used over openings or at the top of an external...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
192 words

... , the upper part of the Entablature of a colonnade or of a door-frame. By the 6th C., the use of cornices was extended to define architectural space by marking the level of galleries or the springing of arches, domes, and vaults. A variant on cornices of the Corinthian order appears in Hagia Sophia , Constantinople, and other Justinianic monuments, with characteristic modillions decorated with acanthus leaves (L. Butler, Ayasofya Müzesi Yilliği 10 [ 1985 ] 27–32). Less ambitious churches display cornices with plain torus or cyma recta profiles...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
37 words

... . Term for any decorative moulded projection used to crown or finish the part to which it is affixed. In Classical architecture it refers to the uppermost part of an entablature, consisting of bed-moulding, Corona and Cyma...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
38 words

... The crowning or uppermost portion of an entablature in classical and Renaissance architecture; also, and more generally, any projecting ornamental moulding along the top of a building, wall, arch, etc., finishing or crowning...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

... Term for any decorative moulded projection used to crown or finish the part to which it is affixed. In Classical architecture it refers to the uppermost part of an entablature, consisting of bed-moulding, Corona and cyma (double-curve moulding) ( see Orders, architectural ). It is also applied to the external projecting moulding that runs around the top of a building so that rain is thrown away from the wall and to the internal moulding at the junction of a wall and ceiling. The term is used in Italian to refer to a decorative frieze of pictures installed...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
10 words

...cornice Lower, unraked cornice of a pediment...

ceiling-cornice

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
17 words

...cornice Cavetto cornice at the junction of the vertical and overhead surfaces of a...

cornice rim

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
18 words

... rim [De] On rough‐cast and other beakers, a projecting rim, decoratively moulded, as in an architectural cornice...

Gothic cornice

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
58 words

...cornice C18 Gothick cornice or frieze consisting of a series of interlacing pointed arches not carried on anything, but with pendants hanging from where the arches would normally spring. A curious C20 use of the motif was under the cornice of Ideal (Palladium) House, Great Marlborough Street, London (1928), by Raymond Hood...

open cornice

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

...cornice ( open eaves ) The part of the roof rafters that extend beyond the wall of the property creating an overhang. The eaves are classed as open when the soffit is not boxed...

snow cornice

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

...cornice A mass of snow or ice that projects over a mountain...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
26 words

... XVI ( cornish ). — F. corniche , † -ice , † -isse — It. cornice , perh. — L. cornix , cornic- crow ( cf. CORBEL ), but with blending of a deriv. of Gr. korōnís ...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
83 words

... • anise , Janice • Daphnis • Agnes • harness , Kiwanis • Dennis , Ennis, Glenys, menace, tennis, Venice • feyness , gayness, greyness ( US grayness) • finis , penis • Glynis , Innes, pinnace • Widnes • bigness • lychnis • illness • dimness • hipness • fitness , witness • Erinys • iciness • dryness , flyness, shyness, slyness, wryness • cornice • Adonis , Clones, Issigonis • coyness • Eunice , Tunis • Bernice , furnace • Thespis • precipice • coppice • hospice • auspice •...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
10 words

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