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picture moulding

noun
1.
the edge around a framed picture
2.
Also called picture rail. the moulding or rail near the top of a wall from which pictures can be hung
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  • Hezekiah tickled his chin with his glasses and examined the picture moulding as if it were something unique in that line.

    The Triumph of Virginia Dale John Francis, Jr.
  • French wires are all just hitched somewhere above the picture moulding line so you can see them.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • The picture moulding may come pretty well down from the ceiling; certainly not higher than the tops of the doors.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • Wires are stretched from picture moulding to picture moulding, and Japanese lanterns swing gayly from above.

    Suppers Paul Pierce

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