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corbie step

stone used for covering any of the steps or indentations in the coping (uppermost, covering course) of a gable; the term is also applied to the step itself. Corbie steps were common in late medieval buildings of the Netherlands and Belgium and occurred frequently in 15th-century Scottish architecture. They also appear in some 15th-century English houses, such as Oxburgh Castle, Norfolk (1482).

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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