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cullis

[kuhl-is] /ˈkʌl ɪs/
noun
1.
a gutter, as at the eaves of a roof.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French coulisse coulisse; cf. portcullis
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cullis

/ˈkʌlɪs/
noun
1.
a gutter in or at the eaves of a roof
2.
another word for coulisse (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: from French coulisse channel, groove; see coulisse
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