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expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase

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the keystone of an arch

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(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building

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Of mellow red brick, with painted quoins and small-paned sash windows, it encloses three sides of a tree-shaded, cobbled courtyard, with a 'secret' garden, just off what is now Liverpool's main shopping street.
They lock into existing chases on platen and flatbed letterpress equipment and typically require a minimum of conventional quoins and furniture.
These will include roof dormers, period-style windows with decorative quoins or brickwork and classic porches.
The Corps' expert machinists completed refurbishment of the 65-foot lock quoins that seal the area between the lock wall and gates in preparation for new miter gates that are being erected at the Markland Dam.
Stone Homes director Dale Robinson said: "These special homes abound in outstanding hand-crafted architectural features, fine stone arches hand cut by the stone team, natural stone quoins, heads and cills, fine exposed antique brickwork and stonework, feature fireplaces, antique pitch pine beams and trusses, all bringing immense character and charm to these very individual bespoke properties.
There are some splendid Doric and Ionic columns, ornate window surrounds, quoins and a host of other architectural features which create a magnificent impression.
M Woodhead, ground and first floor extensions, and replacement of sneck and jumper external walling with coursed regular natural stone walling with stone quoins, 7 Westfield Lane, Emley Moor.
Built from mellow coloured sandstone with dressed quoins and twin gables to the front, it has a most attractive facade.
Raritan Commons' exterior features a brick facade with accent quoins, full perimeter windows and elegant entrance with curved archway.
StyroTrim's cement-coated foam architectural treatments include decorative and flat trims, sills, keystones, quoins, arches, columns, cornices, reveals and eaves.
The church hall, which has sandstone detailing around window openings, quoins and turrets, is connected to mains water and electricity, with drainage to the village system.
Design features reflect its roof gables, quoins, bay windows and castellated porch roof canopy.
The exterior colours connect the addition and the original building, built at the turn of the century of pale yellow brick with rust-red quoins and arches, while their different materials and forms let each stand alone.
The machine is scheduled to be delivered in March 2010; testing and repairs on the quoins will be completed by May 2010.