finial

[ fin-ee-uh l, fahy-nee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF finial
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This is especially the case with regard to the shape of the finial.

Where the finial joins the roof a rayed sun of cast metal is placed.

Beasts project at the gable angles, and the summit it crowned by a finial.

Spires end usually in a boss or finial, surmounted by a weathercock.

And not content with this exuberance in the external ornaments of the arch, the finial interferes with its traceries.

On each of its faces is an entrance through a pointed arch, ornamented with crockets and a finial.

Finial—the ornament which finishes the top of a pinnacle, a canopy, or a spire, usually carved into a bunch of foliage.

Finial, a finishing ornament applied usually to a gable end (fig. 7).

The finial is a three-quarter figure, and an angel occupies the spandrel between the arch and the label.

He leads us up to the finial of one of the stalls, which is carved in the figure of a monk.

WORD ORIGIN

"ornament at the top of a spire, gable, etc.," mid-15c., from fyniall "putting an end to, binding" (early 15c.), a variant of final.

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