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quirk

a continuous groove in an architectural moulding

Quirk

An indentation separating one element from another, such as between moldings.

quirk

[kwərk]
(building construction)
An indentation separating one element from another, as between moldings.
A V groove in the finish-coat plaster where it abuts the return on a door or window.

quirk

1. An indentation separating one element from another, as between moldings, or between the abacus and echinus of a Doric capital.
2. A V-groove in the finish-coat plaster where it abuts the return on a door or window; reduces the possibility of cracking by freeing the two surfaces.