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The horizontal course provided at suitable levels between the plinth and the cornice is termed as a ______

(a) Sill

(b) Corbel

(c) String Course

(d) Cornice

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The correct answer is (c) String Course

For explanation: String Course break the monotony of a plane surface and it is sometimes moulded and given architectural treatment. The string course is suitably weathered and throated so as to throw off the rain water clear of the wall surface.

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