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 (kôr′bə-lĭng, -bĕl′-)
An overlapping arrangement of bricks or stones in which each course extends farther out from the vertical of the wall than the course below.
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(ˈkɔr bə lɪŋ)

1. the construction of corbels.
2. a system of corbels.
3. a stepped arrangement of stones or bricks, with each course projecting beyond the one below.
Also, esp. Brit.,cor′bel•ling.
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Designed as a seven-story building with a nine-story addition several years later by the German-born architect Albert Wagner, the building features arches of varying widths within bays of equal width, cast-iron window framing, statuary and entrance gates, and a cornice of elaborately patterned brickwork and corbeling topped by a brownstone course.