Friday, April 19, 2013
Definitions for cornice
- a mass of snow, ice, etc., projecting over a mountain ridge.
- Architecture. a. any prominent, continuous, horizontally projecting feature surmounting a wall or other construction, or dividing it horizontally for compositional purposes. b. the uppermost member of a classical entablature, consisting of a bed molding, a corona, and a cymatium, with rows of dentils, modillions, etc., often placed between the bed molding and the corona.
- any of various other ornamental horizontal moldings or bands, as for concealing hooks or rods from which curtains are hung or for supporting picture hooks.
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Citations for cornice
Then he tossed the bottle into that cornice of snow that dipped out over a ridge. But perhaps it was nothing more than the spring melt.
Even though a veteran may say that great snow equals a great day, beginner and novice cornice skiers should pay more attention to safety and skill preparation, and consider great snow a bonus.