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corbel

Architect
a bracket, usually of stone or brick

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.

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.

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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Kriz and Raths (1965) carried out 195 tests on corbels of which 121 were subjected to vertical loads, and 71 to combined vertical and horizontal loads.
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Michael Bell, of selling agent George F White, said: "St Mary's is in a wonderful rural location and still has many of the original features which will allow the new owners to make the building into a very original home including stained-glass windows, stone carved corbels, gargoyles and angels.
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The new house styles include a number of interesting architectural details such has glass blocks for unusual lighting effects, decorative brickwork, traditional corbels, tiled porches and metalwork features.
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Weathered balustrades, reclaimed corbels and old window sashes find new life in the firm's line, which encompasses beds, lighting, tables, garden benches, wall decor and decorative accessories.
The attention to detail is extraordinary - hand carved corbels on the door frames, wallpapered Val Luit murals in the dining room, and Walker Zanger saltillo tiles in the huge kitchen," he said.
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