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Occasionally there were a cornice and pediment over the entrance.

At centre, under the gallery, the entrance-door, with twisted posts and pediment.

Could he but gain the pediment in this wise, the rest of the descent would not be difficult.

Above in the pediment are a Virgin and Child with kneeling angels.

The main cornice is larger, but the pediment is perfectly plain.

The shield in the centre of the pediment bears the arms of Dean Honywood.

Located within the pediment at both houses is an elliptical ventilator.

The pediment of the Palais Biron is brilliant in the sunlight.

At the top of the pediment is a statue of St. Michael (16th century).

The style of the pediment is after that of the Athenian Acropolis.

WORD ORIGIN

triangular part of the facade of a Greek-style building, 1660s, alteration of periment, peremint (1590s), of unknown origin, "said to be a workmen's term" [OED]; probably a dialectal garbling of pyramid, the connection perhaps being the triangular shape. Sometimes associated with ped- "foot." Other possibilities include Latin pedamentum "vine-stalk, prop," and Italian pedamento, which at the time this word entered English meant "foundation, basework, footing." Meaning "base, foundation" is from 1726, by inflience of Latin pedem "foot."

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