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GADROONING : any ornamental device consisting of convex curves in a series. Often has rounded ends resembling flower petals. Widely used as molding and as the edge of a pedestal or tabletop. Seen frequently in the Italian Renaissance and the 18th century. Sometimes used to create a spiral effect.
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