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English translation: cornice stone/cap/coping

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10:47 Dec 9, 2004
French to English translations [PRO]
Construction / Civil Engineering
French term or phrase: socle de rejaillissement
This is a stone placed on the facade of a building just above the cornice. I believe that it is for protecting the main surface of the wall from being splashed with rainwater... but what is it called in English?
Laura Robertson
France
Local time: 06:23
English translation:cornice stone/cap/coping
Explanation:
"Socle", which usually refers to something at the BASE of something, is a strange word for something ON TOP OF something!

Given that the cornice itself fulfils the function you describe, I can only think to call it the cornice stone, cornice cap, cornice coping, or something like that, taking "cornice" to the underlying more "decorative" element, and the cap/coping/stone to be the functional element.

corniche - A l'extérieur; forte moulure en saillie qui couronne et protège une façade et sur laquelle sont souvent établis les chéneaux ...
[Dicobat]
In your case, it sounds as if there ARE no gutters.

cornice - A decorative moulding at the top of a wall, plain or with enrichments. External cornices throw rain drips away from the outside of the wall and help protect the roof against fire from below ...
[Scott/Penguin Dict. of Bldg]

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Note added at 1 hr 42 mins (2004-12-09 12:30:45 GMT)
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Flemish gable with heavy metal cornice coping, slate covered ...
www.purple.com/uchs/baltim.txt

a projecting masonry cornice/coping is to be attached
along the length of the level 3 parapet in this elevation. ...
www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/ pdf/cosc_cm_minutes_2001_cl020701.pdf

COPING/COPING STONE. Usually stone or concrete, laid on top of a wall as a decorative finish and to stop rainwater soaking into the wall. CORBEL. ... CORNICE. ...
www.cwsurveyors.co.uk/glossary-c.htm

COPING. The material or masonry units forming a cap or finish on top of a wall, pier, pilaster, chimney. It protects masonry below from penetration of water from above.
[http://www.masonryinstitute.com/guide/glossary/glossary_c.ht...]

Possibly \"cornice creasing\":
Tile creasing : Tile creasing details comprising two courses of clay tiles laid with staggered joints in a 1:0-1/4:3 mortar and projecting from the wall by at least 45mm - are often seen beneath brick-on-edge cappings at the head of freestanding or retaining walls
[http://www.archifacts.co.uk/html/dpc_specification1b.htm]

creasing - A hood moulding that projects about 40mm from an outside wall to throw rainwater away from the wall below, used UNDER (damn!) copings and above flashings. Tile creasings are made with sloping plain tiles bedded in mortar to form a drip, finished with a cement fillet on top [should have thought of that for your gênoises]
[Scott/Penguin DIct. of Bldg]

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Note added at 2 hrs 7 mins (2004-12-09 12:55:22 GMT)
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Something has just clicked! DO you mean that this \"socle\" is to protect the foot of wall ABOVE a cornice from water that might splash up from the cornice? (normally a cornice is at the very TOP of a wall, though. What is the French for your \"cornice\"? Maybe it is a \"bandeau\" or \"string course/band course/ (US) belt course\", \"a decorative, thin, horizontal course of brick or stone along the wall of a building. It can be projecting, to throw off rainwater and cast sharp shadows ...\" [Penguin etc.]). Now that MIGHT need a \"rejingot\" or \"weathering/wash (stone?)\" above it:

rejingot - bord relevé à l\'arrière d\'un appui de baie, ...[actually it\'s the curved or vertical section just above the \"wash\" defined below]

weathering (US wash) A slight slope to throw off rainwater, as from a stone window sill, a coping, or brickwork mortar joints

splashback, backsplash - is in kitchen sinks
splash stone ???
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xxxBourth
Local time: 06:23
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I like the idea of a splash stone, or something along those lines.
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cornice stone/cap/coping


Explanation:
"Socle", which usually refers to something at the BASE of something, is a strange word for something ON TOP OF something!

Given that the cornice itself fulfils the function you describe, I can only think to call it the cornice stone, cornice cap, cornice coping, or something like that, taking "cornice" to the underlying more "decorative" element, and the cap/coping/stone to be the functional element.

corniche - A l'extérieur; forte moulure en saillie qui couronne et protège une façade et sur laquelle sont souvent établis les chéneaux ...
[Dicobat]
In your case, it sounds as if there ARE no gutters.

cornice - A decorative moulding at the top of a wall, plain or with enrichments. External cornices throw rain drips away from the outside of the wall and help protect the roof against fire from below ...
[Scott/Penguin Dict. of Bldg]

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 hr 42 mins (2004-12-09 12:30:45 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Flemish gable with heavy metal cornice coping, slate covered ...
www.purple.com/uchs/baltim.txt

a projecting masonry cornice/coping is to be attached
along the length of the level 3 parapet in this elevation. ...
www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/ pdf/cosc_cm_minutes_2001_cl020701.pdf

COPING/COPING STONE. Usually stone or concrete, laid on top of a wall as a decorative finish and to stop rainwater soaking into the wall. CORBEL. ... CORNICE. ...
www.cwsurveyors.co.uk/glossary-c.htm

COPING. The material or masonry units forming a cap or finish on top of a wall, pier, pilaster, chimney. It protects masonry below from penetration of water from above.
[http://www.masonryinstitute.com/guide/glossary/glossary_c.ht...]

Possibly \"cornice creasing\":
Tile creasing : Tile creasing details comprising two courses of clay tiles laid with staggered joints in a 1:0-1/4:3 mortar and projecting from the wall by at least 45mm - are often seen beneath brick-on-edge cappings at the head of freestanding or retaining walls
[http://www.archifacts.co.uk/html/dpc_specification1b.htm]

creasing - A hood moulding that projects about 40mm from an outside wall to throw rainwater away from the wall below, used UNDER (damn!) copings and above flashings. Tile creasings are made with sloping plain tiles bedded in mortar to form a drip, finished with a cement fillet on top [should have thought of that for your gênoises]
[Scott/Penguin DIct. of Bldg]

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2 hrs 7 mins (2004-12-09 12:55:22 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Something has just clicked! DO you mean that this \"socle\" is to protect the foot of wall ABOVE a cornice from water that might splash up from the cornice? (normally a cornice is at the very TOP of a wall, though. What is the French for your \"cornice\"? Maybe it is a \"bandeau\" or \"string course/band course/ (US) belt course\", \"a decorative, thin, horizontal course of brick or stone along the wall of a building. It can be projecting, to throw off rainwater and cast sharp shadows ...\" [Penguin etc.]). Now that MIGHT need a \"rejingot\" or \"weathering/wash (stone?)\" above it:

rejingot - bord relevé à l\'arrière d\'un appui de baie, ...[actually it\'s the curved or vertical section just above the \"wash\" defined below]

weathering (US wash) A slight slope to throw off rainwater, as from a stone window sill, a coping, or brickwork mortar joints

splashback, backsplash - is in kitchen sinks
splash stone ???

xxxBourth
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I like the idea of a splash stone, or something along those lines.
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