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  • noun Plural form of crowstep.

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Examples

  • Washing dangles above washing from the windows; the houses bulge outwards upon flimsy brackets; you see a bit of sculpture in a dark corner; at the top of all, a gable and a few crowsteps are printed on the sky.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • Albury has a number of beautiful chimneys; chimneys that are tall and graceful, of red brick, shaped and moulded in ingenious spirals, with patterned sides and columns, and crowsteps and other ornaments and uses.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • Washing dangles above washing from the windows; the houses bulge outwards upon flimsy brackets; you see a bit of sculpture in a dark corner; at the top of all, a gable and a few crowsteps are printed on the sky.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • So, around 1897, a Scots baronial cloak was pulled around Baledmund - with crenulations along the roofline, crowsteps on the gables, a candlesnuffer tower and several cantilevered lookouts from which to repel would-be attackers.

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