Definition of Cresting

1. n. An ornamental finish on the top of a wall or ridge of a roof.

Definition of Cresting

1. Verb. (present participle of crest) ¹

2. Noun. (architecture) An ornamental finish on the top of a wall or ridge of a roof. ¹

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Definition of Cresting

1. a decorative coping [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cresting

crested myna
crested penguin
crested penguins
crested screamer
crested screamers
crested swift
crested tit
cresting (current term)
crestless wave
crests of nail bed
cresyl blue
cresyl echt
cresyl violet acetate
cresylic acid

Literary usage of Cresting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Spanish Ironwork by Arthur Byne, Mildred Stapley Byne (1915)
"... "What the lower part lacks in ornament the cresting more than atones for; it is unusually rich, consisting of interlacing ogee arches with crocketed FIG ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench: During by James Burrow, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, William Murray Mansfield (1812)
"Immediately afterwards, the Great Seal was put to a patent, which had before passed all the proper offices, cresting his Lordship BAROT* of MANSFIELD in the ..."

3. The Log of the Snark by Charmian London (1915)
"They were mostly bonitas, cresting the waves with their flashing silver bodies, the water boiling and seething with them as they darted and leaped—countless ..."

4. Architectural Iron Work: A Practical Work for Iron Workers, Architects, and by William John Fryer (1876)
"cresting.—Put up a cast iron crest railing of approved pattern, with end finials, screwed down to roofing plank with screws bedded in white lead, ..."

5. Bibliotheca Classica: Or, A Dictionary of All the Principal Names and Terms by John Lemprière, John David Ogilby (1839)
"The most prominent object is the ruin of a large theatre, cresting the top of a rising eminence.'- The same traveller noticed also' an aqueduct, ..."

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