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1 Hood-moulding extending horizontally across the top of a late-Gothic Perpendicular or Tudor aperture, returning downwards vertically on each side and terminating in label-stops, often elaborately carved. While the term is mostly applied to rectangular drip-mouldings (often forming spandrels between a low four-centred or Tudor arch and the label), it can also be applied to certain curved hood-mouldings.

2 Rectangular tablet, framed or plain, with wedge-shaped tab-projections on each side, commonly found in Neo-Classical architecture, but having its origins in Roman architecture, where it was used for inscriptions.

1. Typical late-Gothic arch with spandrels, hood-mould and label-stops.

2. Classical label, often associated with an inscription.

Subjects: Architecture.


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