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[mass noun] An ornamental decoration at the ridge of a roof or top of a wall.
- ‘As in the Gustavian era, they were typically crowned by a rope-tied cresting or sometimes by a lyre.’
- ‘That's a time I do remember, quite fondly: the house was a big old place, built from old wood, crowned with a steep shingled roof, crestings, and defunct chimneys.’
- ‘A missing shell beneath the cresting, clearly shown in a 1905 Country Life photograph, has been reinstated, as has the bevelled glass (to replace the previous modern unsilvered glass sheet).’
- ‘Oval mirrored sconces of the era were typically crowned with rope-tied cresting.’
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