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

  Acroterium \Ac`ro*te`ri*um\ (-[u^]m), n.; pl. Acroteria. [L.,
     fr. Gr. 'akrwth`rion summit, fr. 'a`kros topmost.] (Arch.)
     (a) One of the small pedestals, for statues or other
         ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of
         a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the
         gables in Gothic architecture. --J. H. Parker.
     (b) One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a
         part roof balustrade.
         [1913 Webster]

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