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dado rail Line breaks: dado rail

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Definition of dado rail in English:


A decorative waist-high moulding round the wall of a room, which also protects the wall from damage.
Example sentences
  • The front door opens into a high-ceilinged hall with polished wooden floors, a dado rail and decorative ceiling cornicing.
  • Period features in the hallway include a dado rail, elaborate ceiling cornicing and a centre rose.
  • The large entrance hallway includes original decorative plasterwork with ceiling cornicing and coving, a dado rail and a set of original wall friezes.
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