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oriel window

noun
  1. a bay window, esp one that is supported by one or more brackets or corbelsSometimes shortened to: oriel
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Word Origin for oriel window

C14: from Old French oriol gallery, perhaps from Medieval Latin auleolum niche
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Historical Examples of oriel window

  • Sitting by herself in the oriel-window Pauline was nearly sure she did not like him.

    Guy and Pauline

    Compton Mackenzie

  • Penalty of insubordination—a return to the lounge and oriel-window!

    Jessamine

    Marion Harland

  • A young girl lay upon a lounge in the recess of an oriel-window.

    Jessamine

    Marion Harland

  • Richard drew himself up on to the wide, cushioned bench below the oriel-window.

  • Wollaston made an almost imperceptible pause in his discourse, then he continued, fixing his eyes upon the oriel-window opposite.

    By the Light of the Soul

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman