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/ˈdɛn tl, -tɪl/
any of a series of closely spaced, small, rectangular blocks, used especially in classical architecture beneath the coronas of Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite cornices.
(obsolete), feminine diminutive of
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The gable ends of the roof have wood siding and
The cornice is prominently marked with a
molding and regularly spaced modillion blocks.
The main block has a pedimented side gable roof with slightly overhanging eaves and a simple
The roof eaves feature a large
molding with a series of heavy carved brackets.
The whole is covered by a low hipped roof embellished at the eaves by a
band is carried across the side elevations directly under the projecting gables.
The cornice line is in excellent condition with
molding at the roofline.
Cornices with modillion and
moldings crown the east and west elevations.
Wainscoting in this room has distinctive wide paneling, comprised of single planks, and a chair rail enriched with
The handsome mantel has stop-fluted pilasters supporting horizontally reeded consoles and a
British Dictionary definitions for
one of a set of small square or rectangular blocks evenly spaced to form an ornamental row, usually under a classical cornice on a building, piece of furniture, etc
C17: from French, from obsolete
a little tooth, from
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