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raking cornice

noun, Architecture
either of two straight, sloping cornices on a pediment following or suggesting the slopes of a roof. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The raking cornice is decorated with a series of cut-out quatrefoils.
  • There is a simple raking cornice on the slopes of the gable end.
  • The southeast gable end has a raking cornice supported by wooden brackets on carved stone corbels.
  • The pedimented attic area features a raking cornice with a raised triangular panel in the tympanum.
  • Graceful brackets with pendents accent the frieze below the cornice, but not raking cornice, of the main block.
  • The simple gable roof features cornice returns and dentils on the recessed raking cornice.
  • As on the north east gable, the corbel table that once trimmed the dormer's raking cornice has been removed.
  • The gable surmounting the bay is steeply-pitched with a wood raking cornice and cornice returns.
  • The raking cornice of the pediment has sawn wood brackets.
  • Mutules are not continued in raking cornice of pediment.

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