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drip - the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop; "the constant sound of dripping irritated him"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them" ...

Drip cap: A moulding placed on the top of the head brick mould or casing of a window frame.
Egress window: A window large enough for exit or entry in case of an emergency.

Drip cap: Horizontal exterior molding to divert water from the top casing so water drips beyond the outside of the frame.
Extension jamb: A board used to increase the depth of the jambs of a window frame to fit a wall of any given thickness.

drip moulding: a shallow projection that throws rain water clear of a door or window. In Gothic buildings this follows the curve of an arch.
drip stone: see drip moulding.

drip molding - (eared) a projecting molding over doors, window, and archways to direct rain away from the opening. The "eared"extensions at the head casing trim approximate stone details found in Greek and Roman Classical architecture. (p.

Drip technique
a painting technique in which paint is dripped from a brush or stick onto a horizontal canvas or other ground.
Drum ...

- a groove cut into the underside of any projection eg a sill, to prevent water running back onto the face of the building.

Drip Cap - A projection found, along the top edge of exterior windows and doors to allow water to fall directly to the ground.
Duct - A sheet metal enclosure carrying warm or cool air from a forced air heating or cooling plant.

Drip molds and Label stops, along with Finials, Scalloping, Bargeboarding, Cantilevering, Molding and other detailing are indicative of Gothic or medieval building styles.

drip molding A projecting molding around the head of a door or window frame, often extended horizontally at right angles to the sides of the frame, intended to channel rain away from the opening; also called a drip lintel.

DRIP MOULDINGa projecting moulding, usually above a window, that is designed to allow rainwater to "drip"
EAVESunderside of roof projection
ELLan extension usually at right angles to one end of a building ...

Welted drip - Built-up roofing, felt turned down over the edge of a flat roof, hot folded under itself, bonded into the base sheet and nailed ...

Bellcast - thickening out of render, in a curved shape, to form a drip to deflect water. Usually found at the base of a wall, above the damp-proof course.
Benching - shaped concrete slope beside drainage channel within an inspection chamber.

Horizontal drip-edge that prevents water from running down a wall.
Heating iron until it can be hand beaten and twisted into a design.

Label - A hood or drip (stone) moulding over an opening, usually returning for a short distance down the sides of the opening.
Lancet - (Refer: Early English).

weeping mortar This decorative mortar appears to "drip" out between the exterior bricks in a home.
widow's walk A small, railed observation platform atop a house.
Links to some good architectural and design glossaries ...

Water Table - A piece of trim similar to a drip cap in function, sometimes found around the perimeter of a house near the ground line.

Weatherproofing construction material used to prevent the passage of water into the structure. Sheet metal, copper and aluminum, is fitted around chimneys, valleys, drip caps, etc. to seal out moisture.

The upper edge of the exterior often had a drip edge formed as a hawksbeak moldingto shed water; there were also typically elaborate moldings or other decorative elements, sometimes painted. Above the geison ran the sima.

See also: See also: Floor, Brick, Frame, House, Cornice

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