Projecting pieces of wood on the sides of cabinets, which allow the cabinet to be trimmed to completely fill a space. Alternately, the metal ear-like tabs on electrical boxes, which keep the box from falling through the wall opening. Also called plaster ears.
The little white spaces on either side of the newspaper's name on the front page. Some newspapers put weather or lottery information in them. (An expression sometimes heard in newsrooms, "Go stick it in your ear," has nothing to do with this.)
Space at the top of the front page on each side of the newspaper's nameplate. Usually boxed in with weather news, index to pages or an announcement of special features.