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broken pediment

noun, Architecture
a pediment, as over a doorway or window, having its raking cornice interrupted at the crown or apex. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • The door is framed in wood with a curved, broken pediment which features an urn.
  • The garden façade features a pedimented central bay, central entry within an elaborate broken pediment surround.
  • The wood door surround has a pair of engaged pilasters supporting a scrolled broken pediment.
  • The fourth story windows at the mansard roof level are narrower sashes crowned by broken pediment lintels.
  • The north end of the jail block is gabled, with a simple broken pediment.
  • There is a door with a broken pediment and dentil work on both the raked and the horizontal cornice under the gallery.
  • The main entrance is comprised of a wood panel door, a metal screen door, and a decorative door surround with broken pediment.
  • The roof is a broken pediment with seven modillions on the cornice.
  • On the interior above the doorway is a broken pediment with large consoles.
  • The opening is framed by a broken pediment and fluted pilasters with applied medallions.

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