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corbel

Architect
a bracket, usually of stone or brick
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Corbel

In masonry construction, a series of projections; each one stepped progressively outward from the vertical face of the wall as it rises up to support a cornice or overhanging member above.
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corbel

[′kȯr·bəl]
(architecture)
An architectural bracket projecting from within a wall, formed by extensions of the masonry and wood beyond the wall surface, and supporting a burdensome weight above.
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corbel

corbel, 2
brick wall having a corbel, 1
1. In masonry, a projection or one of a series of projections, each stepped progressively outward with increasing height, and usually projecting from a wall or chimney; serves as a support for an overhanging member or course, 1 above, or as a purely decorative element.
2. A projecting stone that supports a superincumbent weight.
3. A heavy bracket, often decorated, that is set into an adobe wall to act as a bearing surface to support a roof beam.
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Addition of primary reinforcement to corbels appears to have enhanced the ductility and toughness with the degree of enhancement evident in corbels reinforced with a lower ratio of primary reinforcement.
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Residence 3 has a steeply pitched roof reminiscent of seaside, shingle-style architecture plus wood detailing, shelves, corbels, and classically turned wood columns.
Highlights include a timbered ceiling which has been renovated to expose the pine pitch ceiling and stone corbels. There is parquet flooring and a bay window in the living room, along with a fireplace with timber mantel and surround.
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