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brattishing

/ˈbrætɪʃɪŋ/
noun
1.
(architect) decorative work along the coping or on the cornice of a building
Word Origin
C16: variant of bratticing; see brattice
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decorative architectural repeat motif applied to the top of a wall, screen, or roof. Widely used during the Gothic period (the 12th through the 15th century), it was frequently found on the bressummer, or superstructure, of a church and on the cornice of the church rood screen, a partition separating the east end of the nave from the chancel, or area around the altar.

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