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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``By the light of Our Lady's brow,'' said Prince John, ``our orders to him were most precise though it may be you heard them not, as we stood together in the oriel window Most clear and positive was our charge that Richard's safety should be cared for, and woe to Waldemar's head if he transgress it!''
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.
Molinar was less enthused by a stair tower that takes up a street corner something discouraged by city design guidelines and she expressed concern about an oriel window that hangs over the sidewalk.
With an urban feel to the house, it is comparable to a living laboratory with concrete mashrabiyas, or oriel window or balcony enclosed with latticework typical of Arabian-inspired homes.
A similar style of oriel window, the jharoka can also be seen in many Sikh shrines in Sindh and in Gurdwaras and Samadhis in the Punjab.
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.
In addition to fascinating Arabic motifs and 'mashrabiya' (oriel window) patterns, the LED display also features flags of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and Kuwait, the other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).