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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of various ornamental horizontal moldings or bands, as for concealing hooks or rods from which curtains are hung or for supporting picture hooks.

Usage examples (37)
  • A carved cornice runs around the high-ceilinged room.
  • Running under the cornice was a faint carved inscription.
  • The cornice is a decorative stone molding that runs around the top perimeter of the courthouse.
  • Above the cornice is another monolith, the lower part squared and the upper shaped into a pyramid. for more
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