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- the profile given to a projection on a building such as a string course. There are any number of profiles most of which are self explanatory. Best known are - Bird's beak; Bead and reel; Cable, (like a rope); Cavetto, (a moulding with a concave profile describing a quater of a circle); Chevron; Cyma recta, (convex to concave); Cyma reversa, or ogee, (concave to convex); Egg and dart (eggs and arrow heads, representing life and death); Dogtooth; Nailhead (small projections resembling nail heads); Ovolo (egg-shaped) etc.