from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A molding whose section is thought to resemble a beak.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, a profile, as of a molding, supposed to resemble the sharp beak of a bird: used especially for drip-moldings, whether to shed water or to give a sharp-edged dark shadow.


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  • His nose was aquiline, not hooky like a true bird's-beak, but with that bend which seems to give to the human face the clearest indication of individual will.

    Dr. Wortle's School

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