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alette

[uh-let]
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noun
  1. (in classical architecture) a part of a pier, flanking a pilaster or engaged column and supporting either impost of an arch.
  2. a small wing of a building.
  3. either jamb of a doorway.

Origin of alette

1810–20; < French, variant of ailette
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Historical Examples

  • Alette danced with her Alf, who bore himself nobly as a Halling-youth.

    Strife and Peace

    Fredrika Bremer

  • And Alf went to his Alette, who looked inquiringly and uneasily at him.

    Strife and Peace

    Fredrika Bremer

  • Susanna went now again on Harald's arm, Alette on her Alf's.

    Strife and Peace

    Fredrika Bremer

  • Do you know, Alette, I think you must actually break off with Lexow.

    Strife and Peace

    Fredrika Bremer

  • The issue of this strife was, that—Alf got the upper hand of Alette.

    Strife and Peace

    Fredrika Bremer