breastsummer


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breastsummer

(ˈbrɛsəmə)
n
a girder extending across a large opening in a building to support the wall above, used primarily over shop-fronts
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Both have old timbering, the sitting room a portion of exposed wattle and daub and the drawing room a big inglenook with polished flagstone hearth, heavy oak breastsummer and an original candle cupboard with a pretty elm door.