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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Originally a Border pele tower, where locals would gather when under attack, the property has many original features, such as thick stone walls, a crow step gable and the old entrance in the snug.
5 acres and traditional Scottish architecture - including crow step gables and a perfect little turret feature with conical roof.
Built in the early 1840s by Thomas Barnes it has a wealth of decorative features including chimney stacks and crow steps gables.