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picture rail

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Definition of picture rail in English:

noun

A horizontal strip of wood on a wall from which pictures can be hung.
Example sentences
  • There is also ornate cornicing in this room, depicting flowers, along with a picture rail and a dado rail.
  • We decided that we'd be immensely bold and go for a lovely deep red colour for the walls and that everything above the picture rail, including the ceiling, would be gold.
  • Double doors lead through to the dining room, which also has ceiling cornicing, a picture rail and a mahogany fireplace, as well as a fitted storage cupboard.

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