Date: Fri May 25 04:42:03 EDT 2001
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--finial

finial (FIN-ee-ehl, FI-nee-) noun

1. An ornamental object on top of an architectural structure or a piece
of furniture.

2. A curve at the end of the main stroke of a character in some italic

[From Middle English, finial, final, from Latin finis, end.]