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lancet window
Emmanuel Church
Boston, Massachusetts

lancet window

n.
A tall, narrow window set in a lancet arch.

lancet window

n
(Architecture) a narrow window having a lancet arch. Sometimes shortened to: lancet

lan′cet win′dow


n.
a high, narrow window terminating in a lancet arch.
[1775–85]
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Noun1.lancet window - a narrow window having a lancet arch and without tracerylancet window - a narrow window having a lancet arch and without tracery
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
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lancet window

n (Archit) → Spitzbogenfenster nt
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Nevertheless, timid and inexperienced at the start, it sweeps out, grows larger, restrains itself, and dares no longer dart upwards in spires and lancet windows, as it did later on, in so many marvellous cathedrals.
The road to Farringdon ran along one side of it, and the brook by the side of the road; and above the brook was another large, gentle, sloping pasture-land, with a footpath running down it from the churchyard; and the old church, the originator of all the mirth, towered up with its gray walls and lancet windows, overlooking and sanctioning the whole, though its own share therein had been forgotten.
There are lancet windows in the room and larger windows that let in light from the back and front gardens.
It is the interior that impresses, a complex composition of confined and open spaces, with its double aisles, internal buttresses in the manner of Albi Cathedral, bridges across the transepts to carry a continuous gallery passage right around the building, and with lancet windows carried higher than the main vaults to give a further sense of complexity and grandeur.
Two lancet windows to the front are bordered with stained glass.
Elizabethkirche in Marburg, echoing the staged buttresses, lancet windows and pediment pinnacles of the German church.
Repair, reconstruction and restoration of large-scale neo-Gothic lancet windows including SchleiermaE-werk the top of the window frame.
It has short transepts and a semicircular apsidal east end with tall lancet windows.
NO examples of Norman church architecture remain in our area but historian Alan Petford, speaking to Holme Valley Civic Society, highlighted 13th century Kirkheaton Parish Church with its long, narrow lancet windows and dog tooth decoration as a good example of Early English, the next style in church building (1189-1307).
A small bell tower rises over the sanctuary, which is defined by 13 slender high lancet windows of colored glass.
bar, the sacred pried-off lancet windows, God, angels.