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Gail S. Kelley wrote:

> Can a slab on grade (ground?) have a soffit or is a soffit
> strictly the underside of an elevated slab?

>From the Penguin Dictionary of Building (UK):

Soffit, soffite (1) - The under-surface of a cornice, stair, beam, arch,
vault, or rib or the uppermost part of the inside of a drain, etc.

Also:

Intrados, soffit - The visible under-surface of an arch or vault.


Peter James






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