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box cornice

noun, Carpentry.
a hollow cornice of boards and moldings nailed to rafters and lookouts.
Also, boxed cornice.
Also called closed cornice. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for box cornice
  • It carries a box cornice and a hipped roof broken by hipped dormers.
  • The church has a plain box cornice along the east and west façades which parallel the ridge of the roof.
  • Covering it is a gable roof with box cornice and a single non-original dormer on the southern slope.
  • The house is covered with a gable roof with a box cornice.
  • Separating the walls from the main roof is a box cornice molding with dentils and fancy-cut braces under the soffits.
  • The exterior trim consists of simple beaded comer boards and a box cornice.
  • Originally the gutter would have been enclosed in a wooden box cornice.
  • The wood box cornice screens a cantilevered wood wall plate which probably served as the original cornice.
  • The simple box cornice tops a board frieze with a simple board frieze.
  • The roof has synthetic shingles and box cornice with partial gable-end returns.

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