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cornice
used in The Fountainhead

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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
  • But you've seen buildings with columns that support nothing, with purposeless cornices, with pilasters, moldings, false arches, false windows.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (81% in)
  • He would mutter: "Well, now, not mullions, of course, that's utter rubbish, but couldn't you give her a cornice, Mr. Roark, to keep peace in the family?
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (85% in)
  • Just a kind of a crenelated cornice, it wouldn't spoil anything.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (85% in)
  • It was his building, but it had a simplified Doric portico in front, a cornice on top, and his ornament was replaced by a stylized Greek ornament.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (76% in)
  • He had chosen the house because it had no cornices over the windows and no paneling on the walls inside.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (22% in)
  • Gordon L. Prescott designed the semi-Renaissance cornice, and the glass-enclosed terrace projecting from the third floor.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (68% in)
  • An unlighted, unpaved stretch of waterfront lay before him, sagging structures and empty spaces of sky, warehouses, a crooked cornice hanging somewhere over a window with a malignant light.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (33% in)
  • Just as in the passing age of international bankers every building had to have an ostentatious cornice, so now the coming age ordains that every building have a flat roof.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (79% in)
  • She saw the city enveloped in light for half a second, she could see window ledges and cornices miles away, she thought of dark rooms and ceilings licked by this fire, she saw the peaks of towers lighted against the sky, her city now and his.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (93% in)

There are no more uses of "cornice" in The Fountainhead.

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