raking cornice

noun Architecture.
either of two straight, sloping cornices on a pediment following or suggesting the slopes of a roof.
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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.
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