oriel window


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oriel window

(ˈɔːrɪəl)
n
(Architecture) a bay window, esp one that is supported by one or more brackets or corbels. Sometimes shortened to: oriel
[C14: from Old French oriol gallery, perhaps from Medieval Latin auleolum niche]
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Noun1.oriel window - a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a walloriel window - a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall
bow window, bay window - a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house
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And he began already to be proud of being a Rugby boy, as he passed the schoolgates, with the oriel window above, and saw the boys standing there, looking as if the town belonged to them, and nodding in a familiar manner to the coachman, as if any one of them would be quite equal to getting on the box, and working the team down street as well as he.
The room is a large and lofty one, with an ample mullioned oriel window at one end; the walls, you see, are new, and not yet painted; but the furniture, though originally of an expensive sort, is old and scanty, and there is no drapery about the window.
It was a very aged, ghostly place; the church had been built many hundreds of years ago, and had once had a convent or monastery attached; for arches in ruins, remains of oriel windows, and fragments of blackened walls, were yet standing-, while other portions of the old building, which had crumbled away and fallen down, were mingled with the churchyard earth and overgrown with grass, as if they too claimed a burying-place and sought to mix their ashes with the dust of men.
The library at Devenham Castle was a large and sombre apartment, with high oriel windows and bookcases reaching to the ceiling.
The additions of the feature oriel window overlooking the mill run and surrounding gardens along with the French doors to maximise the views are as carefully thought out as keeping the original character of the mill by retaining the beautiful vaulted ceilings, and exposed timbers.
The Glasgow studio, for example, will collaborate with Tenement TV, an internet station that broadcasts bands from in front of an oriel window in a Victorian Glasgow flat.
The Oriel window on the left of the Whitefriars monastery was the place where Queen Elizabeth I addressed the people of Coventry in 1565.
4), the image of the covered bridge--with the open tracery of its windows that allows the light to pass through--evokes the ghostly oriel window of Talbot's earliest known surviving photograph, believed to date around 1835.
Mashrabiya is the Arabic term given to a type of projecting oriel window enclosed with carved wood latticework located on the second storey of a building or higher, often lined with stained glass.
Bedroom three is split-level and has an oriel window.
Examples are displayed of mashrabiya, the projecting oriel window enclosed with carved wooden latticework located on the second storey of a building or higher, often lined with stained glass, are displayed, extant now in only a few historic houses in Cairo.