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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stringcourse (Arch) A horizontal band in a building, forming a part of the design, whether molded, projecting, or carved, or in any way distinguished from the rest of the work.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stringcourse In architecture, a narrow molding or a projecting course continued horizontally along the face of a building, frequently under windows. It is sometimes merely a flat band, more often molded, and sometimes richly carved.
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In literature:

Below plain, straight stringcourses, at the foot of these statues, are three rose windows of exceptional grace and beauty.
"The Cathedral Church of Peterborough" by W.D. Sweeting