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Having a rounded edge or end:‘a bull-nosed chisel’
- ‘Built of reinforced concrete with steel-framed windows and brick walls, the building is linear in form, bull-nosed on the east and two storeys high with an oversailing roof and terraces.’
- ‘For example, if your finished floor level is going to be higher than the adjoining room or hallway you should get bull nose tile to create a smooth transition.’
- ‘Usually you'll be using a bull nose tile that can be applied directly on top of the back field tiles by buttering the back of the bull nose tiles and sticking them to the wall.’
- ‘The bus company has just acquired a 1950 bull-nosed Bedford OB bus, which until recently did duty as the Trossachs Trundler taking trippers around the Scottish highlands.’
- ‘Vertical circulation is primarily via lifts just inboard from these stairs, in a bull-nosed service tower sheathed in stainless steel.’
- ‘Then the bull-nosed, curvilinear pavilion containing conference and concert facilities.’
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