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cornice
used in Anna Karenina

4 uses
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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
  • Although they were still at work on the cornices outside and were painting on the ground floor, upstairs almost all the rooms were finished.
    Part Six (61% in)
  • The palazzo suddenly seemed so obtrusively old and dirty, the spots on the curtains, the cracks in the floors, the broken plaster on the cornices became so disagreeably obvious, and the everlasting sameness of Golenishtchev, and the Italian professor and the German traveler became so wearisome, that they had to make some change.
    Part Five (38% in)
  • She lay in bed with open eyes, by the light of a single burned-down candle, gazing at the carved cornice of the ceiling and at the shadow of the screen that covered part of it, while she vividly pictured to herself how he would feel when she would be no more, when she would be only a memory to him.
    Part Seven (82% in)
  • Suddenly the shadow of the screen wavered, pounced on the whole cornice, the whole ceiling; other shadows from the other side swooped to meet it, for an instant the shadows flitted back, but then with fresh swiftness they darted forward, wavered, commingled, and all was darkness.
    Part Seven (82% in)

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