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An ornamental ridge, as on top of a wall or roof.
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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
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(ˈkrɛs tɪŋ)

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.
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