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mouchette

[ moo-shet ]
/ muˈʃɛt /
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noun Architecture.
a daggerlike form, especially in tracery, created by a segmental and an ogee curve so that it is pointed at one end and circular at the other.
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Origin of mouchette

1925–30; <French: originally, the fillet below an ovolo, projecting part of a cornice; hence, with the common sense “what protrudes,” probably derivative of moucher to cut or knock off (something protruding) (see -ette), apparently extended sense of moucher to wipe (a person's) nose <Vulgar Latin *muccāre, derivative of Latin muccus, mūcusmucus

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