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or kuh trayv

  • n  the molding around a door or window
  • n  the lowest part of an entablature; rests immediately on the capitals of the columns

  • Settling on the architrave above a doorway, the ominous pigeon cooed and looked down the whole day long upon the high, industrial tariff army of Generalissimo Reed Smoot (Utah .
  • Its transparent grid defers to the pillar-and-architrave opacity of the ancient stone building without mimicking it.

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