A hollow cornice, built up of boards and moldings, resulting in a soffit under the eaves.See also: Cornice
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boxed cornice, box cornice, closed cornice
A hollow cornice, built up of boards, moldings, shingles, etc., so that the lower ends of the rafters are not visible. Also called a closed cornice.
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