cresting

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crest·ing

 (krĕs′tĭng)
n.
An ornamental ridge, as on top of a wall or roof.

cresting

(ˈkrɛstɪŋ)
n
1. (Architecture) an ornamental ridge along the top of a roof, wall, etc
2. (Furniture) carpentry a shaped decorative toprail or horizontal carved ornament surmounting a chair, mirror, etc

crest•ing

(ˈkrɛs tɪŋ)

n.
1. a decorative coping, balustrade, etc., usu. designed to give an interesting skyline to a building.
2. ornamentation, usu. carved, on the top rail of a piece of furniture.
[1865–70]
References in classic literature ?
The old Douglas homestead was half a mile from "Wayside" cresting a windy hill.
Cresting seas filled me a foot or so with water, but I laughed at it sloshing about my feet, and chanted my disdain for the wind and the water.
The brig was sheering swiftly and giddily through a long, cresting swell.