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coving (plural covings)

  1. A concave surface, often of gypsum or Expanded polystyrene (EPS), forming a junction between a ceiling and a wall.

See also crown molding.

    • 2005 : The gilt lantern burned palely in the stairwell, but in the dining room the ordinary shadows deepened in the corners and hung like smoke in the coving of the ceiling. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, (Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, 429)