Thursday, 4 October 2012

Entry: finials (n.)

In context: "...whitewashed WASP church roofs' finials further west..."

Definition:  An ornament placed upon the apex of a roof, pediment, or gable, or upon each of the corners of a tower, etc.; a similar ornament serving as a termination to a canopy or the like, or to the end of an open seat in a church.


SNOOT score: 1
Page: 479

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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