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1Dovetail moulding or triangular fret moulding consisting of a series of adjacent equilateral triangles, each set alternately with apex and base uppermost, the series framed by a system of fillets joining at acute angles, and decorating a band.

2 Guelphic crenellation. See battlement.

swallowtail. Romanesque swallow-or dovetail moulding, also called triangular fret, from Ely Cathedral, Cambs. (After Parker)

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