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cornice

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noun
  • ornamental moulding, eg in plaster, round the walls of a room, just below the ceiling [Barron]
  • any of various other ornamental horizontal moldings or bands, as for concealing hooks or rods from which curtains are hung or for supporting picture hooks [Webster]

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