One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A raised horizontal band or course of bricks on a building.Also called cordon
- ‘Cornices, window surrounds, and string courses all lend the building a sculptural character.’
- ‘Rauch experiments with the texture of the earth, often introducing patterns and clay tile string courses to help with weathering.’
- ‘At Chepstow too, Roman tile and brick was deliberately re-used, here to form a conspicuous string course on the exterior of the Norman donjon.’
- ‘Precast copings, window lintels, and string courses have a terra-cotta color, without exposed aggregate.’
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