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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 va·lance /ˈvælən(t)s, ˈve-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Val·ance n.
 1. Hanging drapery for a bed, couch, window, or the like, especially that which hangs around a bedstead, from the bed to the floor. [Written also valence.]
    Valance of Venice gold in needlework.   --Shak.
 2. The drooping edging of the lid of a trunk, which covers the joint when the lid is closed.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Val·ance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Valanced p. pr. & vb. n. Valancing ] To furnish with a valance; to decorate with hangings or drapery.
    His old fringed chair valanced around with party-colored worsted bobs.   --Sterne.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the
          top of a window casing [syn: cornice, valance board,