1A distinctive ornament at the apex of a roof, pinnacle, canopy, or similar structure in a building.
- This is one of the most successful small classical buildings of its period, with a widely spaced Roman Doric hemicycle, and a copper roof with a bulbous finial for the clock.
- Roof finials, chimneys, color bands, shallow balconies, and textured paving are some characteristic elements of Portuguese style.
- Worn walls reformed themselves into a series of buttresses and rounded finials, bearded caryatids, zoomorphic statues.
1.1An ornament at the top, end, or corner of an object: ornate curtain poles with decorative finials
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- Most manufacturers make it possible to mix and match poles, drapery rings, decorative finials and holdbacks in a variety of finishes - from white and ebony to antique gold, brass and copper.
- These railings once boasted elaborate lamp brackets with decorative scrolls and finials.
- Your fencing can be customized with ornate finials, scrolls, rings, and your choice of three distinctive picket tops and post caps.
Words that rhyme with finiallineal, matrilineal, patrilineal
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