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mashrebeeyah

or mashrebeeyeh

[mah-shri-bee-uh] /ˌmɑ ʃrɪˈbi ə/
noun

meshrebeeyeh

[mesh-ruh-bee-yuh] /ˌmɛʃ rəˈbi yə/
noun
1.
(in Islamic countries) an oriel screened by latticework.
Also, mashrebeeyah, mashrebeeyeh.
Origin of meshrebeeyeh
From the Arabic word mashrabīyah
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  • By the windows there were lattices of mashrebeeyeh work, which could be opened and closed at will.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • All the windows had lattices of mashrebeeyeh work fitted to them, and all these lattices were closed.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens

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