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belt course

noun, Architecture
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  • But it is now obvious this feature is the stone belt course.
  • The upper story is sheathed in weatherboard atop a plain frame belt course.
  • The tower and market are unified by the belt course encircling them.
  • The second through the fourth stories are framed between six brick pilasters that terminate into a corbelled belt course.
  • The stairs are flanked by rock faced ashlar stone walls that evolve into a raised water table capped by a continuous belt course.
  • Beneath the windows are recessed wood panels which extend down to the stone belt course.
  • There is an unornamented three-course belt course between the first and second floors.
  • Topping the structure is a bracketed cornice and belt course.
  • The house has a beveled water table and gauged, flat, belt course.
  • The apex of these corners has a rope design extending from the bottom of each towers' roof to the top of the belt course.

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