CORNICE (Fr. corniche, Ital. cornice) , inarchitecture, the
See also:projection at the top of a
See also:wall, which is provided to throw off the
See also:water from the roof, beyond the
See also:face of the
See also:building . As employed in classic architecture it forms the upper
See also:part of the entablature of an
See also:order, and is there subdivided into
See also:corona and cymatium . The
See also:term is also generally applied to any moulding projection which crowns the feature to which it is attached; thus doors and windows, internally as well as externally, have each their cornice, and the same applies to pieces of furniture (see also
See also:MASONRY) .
CORNETO TARQUINIA (anc. Tarquinii)
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