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GABLETS (diminutive of "gable")

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 381 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GABLETS (diminutive of "gable"), in architecture, triangular terminations to buttresses, much in use in the Early English and Decorated periods, after which the buttresses generally terminated in pinnacles. The Early English gablets are generally plain, and very sharp in pitch. In the Decorated period they are often enriched with panelling and crockets. They are sometimes finished with small crosses, but of tener with finials.
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