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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The molding or border above the base of a structure (a pedestal or podium or wall).

Usage examples (12)
  • She stood kicking her heel against the surbase, silently watching the sparkling machine.
  • Rub the bedsteads in the joints with equal parts of spirits of turpentine and kerosene oil, and the cracks of the surbase in rooms where there are many.
  • The best parlor is a little, dingy room, low of ceiling, and skirted with a sombre-colored surbase, above which is papering, the original color of which it would be...
  • Where, round the hall, the oak's high surbase rears for more
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