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1. a small bay or inlet, usually between rocky headlands
2. a narrow cavern formed in the sides of cliffs, mountains, etc., usually by erosion
3. Architect a concave curved surface between the wall and ceiling of a room
Austral History an overseer of convict labourers
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Concave surface that connects a wall and ceiling.
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A small, narrow, sheltered bay, inlet, or creek on a coast.
A deep recess or hollow occurring in a cliff or steep mountainside.
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A concave surface or molding, especially placed at the transition from a wall to the ceiling, or from a wall to the floor.
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