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 for Couple-close
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Couple-close \Cou"ple-close`\ (k[u^]p"'l*kl[=o]s`), n.; pl.
     Couple-closes (k[u^]p"'l*kl[=o]"s[e^]z).
     1. (Her.) A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth
        of its surface. Couple-closes are generally borne one on
        each side of a chevron, and the blazoning may then be
        either a chevron between two couple-closes or chevron
        cottised.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Arch.) A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed
        at their feet, or with a collar beam. [Engl.]
        [1913 Webster]

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