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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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cor•bel•ing(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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