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Noun: cornice  kor-nis
  1. A moulding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall
     
  2. The topmost projecting part of an entablature
     
  3. An overhanging mass of packed snow on a ridge or the crest of a mountain and along the sides of gullies
    - snow cornice
Verb: cornice  kor-nis
  1. (architecture) furnish with a cornice

Derived forms: corniced, cornices, cornicing

Type of: furnish, molding [N. Amer], moulding [Brit, Cdn], projection, provide, render, supply

Part of: entablature

Encyclopedia: Cornice