Lozenge-molding
Lozenge Loz"enge (l[o^]z"[e^]nj), n. [F. lozange, losange; perh. the same as OF. losengef flattery, praise, the heraldic sense being the oldest (cf. E. hatchment, blazon). Cf. {Losenger}, {Laudable}.] 1. (Her.) (a) A diamond-shaped figure usually with the upper and lower angles slightly acute, borne upon a shield or escutcheon. Cf. {Fusil}. (b) A form of the escutcheon used by women instead of the shield which is used by men. [1913 Webster]

2. A figure with four equal sides, having two acute and two obtuse angles; a rhomb. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything in the form of lozenge. [1913 Webster]

4. Specifically: A small cake of sugar and starch, flavored, and often medicated. -- originally in the form of a lozenge. [1913 Webster]

{Lozenge coach}, the coach of a dowager, having her coat of arms painted on a lozenge. [Obs.] --Walpole.

{Lozenge-molding} (Arch.), a kind of molding, used in Norman architecture, characterized by lozenge-shaped ornaments. [1913 Webster]


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