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cornice
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
a decorative border along the top of a building's exterior wall

or:

a decorative molding between the ceiling and the top of a wall

or:

hardened snow that hangs over a ridge or precipice
  • Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, I had no girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs, and so I drew up the girl beside me, tightening my arms.
    p. 80.6
cornices = decorative borders along the top of building walls
There are no more uses of "cornice" in The Great Gatsby.

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