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cornice
used in The Catbird Seat

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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
  • She had begun chipping at the cornices of the firm's edifice and now she was swinging at the foundation stones with a pickaxe.

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