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Dentils

 

(also denticles), a row of small, ornamental rectangular projections on the cornices of the Ionic and Corinthian orders and of one variant of the Roman Doric order. The prototypes of dentils were the small, closely set wooden beam ends of the flat pisé ceiling in the architecture of Ionia.

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The new copper cornices are fabricated to exactly match all original historic details, including ornamental dentils, brackets, and fascia elements.
The building was designed in the Italianate style and features projecting bay windows at its northwest and southwest corners, a bracketed cornice, a frieze with dentils and crown moldings, and a hipped roof.
Visitors are immediately struck by the intense color of the living room walls, which contrast with the white woodwork and Colonial Revival mantle decorated with dentils, modillions and Ionic columns.
How, go ahead and read your Bible, Dentils, and go to your church, and, with any luck, you might win the annual raffle, but If you're looking for God, he was in operating room number two on November 17, and he doesn't like to be second guessed.
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The traditional trefoil window arch expressed in timber is ubiquitous, along with corbelled timber dentils used as a supporting cornice.
My confidence was so shaken that I finally begin looking up words I thought I knew, such as the humble cornice, only to find "the uppermost member of a classical entablature, consisting of a bed molding, a corona, and a cymatium, with rows of dentils, modillions, etc.
corona: the projecting, slablike member of a classical cornice supported by the bed molding or by modillions, dentils, etc.