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cornice
used in Oliver Twist

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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
  • The rooms upstairs had great high wooden chimney-pieces and large doors, with panelled walls and cornices to the ceiling; which, although they were black with neglect and dust, were ornamented in various ways.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (20% in)

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