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Drip, Dripstone Dripmould or Hood

A projecting string, hood, or molding over doorways, arches, windows, and niches, first installed to direct rainwater away from the opening. Dripstones can be very ornate. They don't generally extend past the spring of an arch.

 
 
 
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