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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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A lovely lancet window has beautiful views onto the garden and there are original beams with two carved stone corbels.
However, the contribution of secondary reinforcements has been shown to be variable when corbels are subjected either to combined vertical and horizontal loading or dynamic loading.
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As streamlined and efficient as the external fuel tanks on a spacecraft, these bars orient themselves to the atmosphere in obvious distinction from the corbel, which labors under the restriction of an earthly weight.
Osborne Wood Products releases its most recent catalog, Catalog 112, which includes a selection of turned posts for cabinetry and furniture, as well as hand-carved corbels, onlays and moulding.
Working in the classical tradition, Van Doren's distinctive drawings are drawn from twenty years of his career and document him as an accomplished colorist with a particular affinity for architectural elements such as domes, corbels, caryatids, bays, oriels, cornices, medallions, entablatures, pediments, and other aspects of architectural distinction, shape and texture.
But now 55 Melville Road is up for sale, a gorgeous semi-detached Victorian house with original parts dating from the 1890s - and blessed with decorative corbels in the hallway, Minton tiles to the reception hall and fine cornices to some of the rooms.
Many original features include decorative corbels, Minton floor tiles and fine cornices.
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This spiral-bound reference provides information on building 23 cabinet styles, such as base cabinets with and without drawers, cabinets for the pantry, vanity, blind corners, and walls, and dressers, nightstands, desks, entertainment centers, bookcases, pencil drawers, countertops and corbels, and file cabinets.
Corbels, turned legs and cabinet carving add a French profile.