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blocking-course


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1 Masonry or brickwork laid on a cornice to hold the latter down, as large projecting cornices are effectively cantilevers, and need weights or forces to anchor them and prevent them from falling.

2 Course of stone or brick forming a projecting band without mouldings at the base of a building, i.e. an unmoulded plinth.

3 Plain band or string-course.

Subjects: Architecture.


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