Styles of Architecture ....... Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
1. Inclining; set at a sloping angle
2. A board or molding placed along the sloping sides of a gable to cover the ends of the siding
Examples: raking cornice, raking corbel gable, raking molding, raking arch, raking course, raking coping
Raked molding: same as raking molding. Any molding adjusted at a slant, rake, or ramp.
Raking cornice: A cornice following the slope of a gable, pediment, or roof
Raking course: A course of bricks laid diagonally between face courses of a thick wall to strengthen it.
Raking bond: A method of bricklaying in which the bricks are laid at an angle in the face of the wall, either diagonal bond or herringbone bond.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Title Guarantee Building