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A decorative cresting at the top of a Gothic screen, panel, parapet, or cornice, generally in the form of openwork of a stylized floral design.
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The two men, wearing dark clothing, burst into the off-licence brandishing silver-coloured hand-guns at the two terrified members of staff.
The enquiry began after the Spanish media published photos earlier this month of Atletico supporters brandishing flags and scarfs with the Nazi swastika and the iron cross.
Summary: Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar 25 (ANI): National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said it was PDP-BJP government led by Mehbooba Mufti that "let RSS enter the state of Jammu and Kashmir and allowed it to take out processions in cities brandishing guns and swords."
A MAN who stole a bottle of vodka from a supermarket ended up brandishing a knife at police, a court heard.
Ten minutes later they returned, with one of the youths brandishing a metal bar.
Thomson admitted assaulting one of the employees, Khalid Parvez, by brandishing a belt at him.
"Mr Bevan picked up a piece of wood and started brandishing it.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Oct 16 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Tuesday issued a Look Out Circular (LOC) against Ashish Pandey, son of former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Member of Parliament Rakesh Pandey, for allegedly brandishing a gun outside a five-star hotel in the capital city.
A man jailed for his role in a terrifying raid on Teesside by a gang brandishing iron bars has had his sentence reduced at London's Appeal Court.
25 (ANI): Rajput community on Thursday protested against film Padmaavat in Bihar's Muzaffarpur by brandishing swords.
And then, she claimed, a few minutes later there was another confrontation on the A66 dual carriageway between the same two men - still brandishing the same weapons - and two more men on a motorcycle, one of whom was brandishing a knife.