Dentil


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dentil

[′dent·əl]
(architecture)
One of a series of small rectangular blocks under a cornice.

Dentil

A series of closely spaced ornamental rectangular blocks resembling teeth, used as moldings; most often found in continuous bands just below the cornice.

Dentil

 

a small projection on the surface of a facade, entablature, or cornice. Dentils are used chiefly to break up the facade of a building or to give the facade a sculptural effect. There are dentils in the cornice of the Roman Arch of Constantine (A.D.315).

dentil

Ionic dentils
One of a band of small, square, toothlike blocks forming part of the characteristic ornamentation of the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders, and sometimes the Doric.
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Faculty members, officials and staff of Federal Medical and Dentil College attended the event and acknowledged the services of Prof Dr Javed Akram in the field of medical.
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A dentil course runs below the cornice of the building, unifying the portico with the wider portion of the facade.
Instead of the usual architecture photo assignment, photography students were asked to venture out into their neighborhoods, community and downtown areas to find architectural details, such as decorative columns, dentil and other moldings, friezes, eaves, etc.
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The house is a photogenic example of the era, rather prettier than many for its arched window treatments, contrasting keystones and quoins as well as dentil detailing to the eaves, and there is more ornamentation inside with ornate cornicing and ceiling roses, high ceilings and a collection of good fireplaces as well as a curving main staircase with decorative balustrading.
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