Thanks for the architectural catalog. One variation I've seen a lot are 'triangle shaped dentils'. Where dentils are square/rectangular, these start 3 or 4 bricks wide at the top, go down to 2 and eventually one brick. Following the 'dentil' metaphor, these are incisors rather than square front teeth
Modeling PA & New England in the 1890s from Northern VA, because those little voices told me to...
Now were getting somewhere. Thanks Kevin, Dave and Norm.
OK, todays new word is Machicolation In mideval times a machicolated battlement projected from the supporting wall and had openings in between the corbels to facilitate dropping rocks and arrows on attacking armies at the base of the wall. It seems that this was a carry-over in brickwork and only used for ethstetic reasons, but you can see were bricklayers got their influence.
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Another word Modillion This is also a projection similar to a corbel and is easier to show than explain. Unless I'm wrong.