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 for astragal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Astragal \As"tra*gal\, n. [L. astragalus, Gr. ? the ankle bone,
     a molding in the capital of the Ionic column.]
     1. (Arch.) A convex molding of rounded surface, generally
        from half to three quarters of a circle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Gun.) A round molding encircling a cannon near the mouth.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  astragal
      n 1: the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones
           to form the ankle joint [syn: anklebone, astragal,
           astragalus, talus]
      2: a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture [syn:
         beading, bead, beadwork, astragal]

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