coving

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coving ‎(plural covings)

  1. A concave surface forming a junction between a ceiling and a wall.
    • 2005, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty (Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, p.429)
      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.

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