crow step

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crow step

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crowstep

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(Architecture) another term for corbie-step
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Noun1.crow step - (architecture) a step on the top of a gable wallcrow step - (architecture) a step on the top of a gable wall
stair, step - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
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Among the cottage's more noteworthy features are its crow-stepped gable ends, which have saved the roof from being destroyed by three centuries of howling gales.
The pretty villages clustered around their tiny harbours show Dutch influence in their architecture, characterised by red-tiled roofs, white-washed walls and crow-stepped gables.
The raw material was the three storey, red brick building with its crow-stepped gables and two echoing tower bays , punctuated by romantic little window openings and topped by battlements.