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swan-neck

1. The curved portion of a handrail of stairs which joins the newel-post. The member’s upper part is convex on the top; the lower part is concave on the top.
2. A downspout connector between a gutter and the downpipe, where the eaves overhang.
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It was found that the windsock morphology has the highest frequency followed by the chicken wing, cauliflower and swan neck morphology.