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berceau

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

1 Arbour of trellises covered with plants.

2 Trees trained in espalier fashion, with branches arched to form an arbour.

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bower

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Room in medieval houses for the exclusive use of women, therefore the precursor of the boudoir.

2 Small dwelling in the country, or a cottage, therefore...

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cabinet

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Science and Mathematics.

1 Cabin.

2 Relatively small room used for interviews or private conferences by e.g. a sovereign.

3 Small room, often richly...

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charmille

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Arbour, bower, or tall clipped hornbeam hedge.

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medieval gardens

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

Gardens made in Europe between the collapse of the Roman Empire and 1500 (to take a slightly arbitrary date) are generally poorly documented. The beautiful illustrations which make modern...

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portico

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Covered ambulatory consisting of a series of columns placed at regular intervals supporting a roof, normally attached as a colonnaded porch to a building, but sometimes forming a separate...

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trellis

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

1 Any screen-work made of thin strips (usually timber laths) crossing each other, either at 90° or set diagonally, forming a lattice of lozenge-shapes, as in an arbour or any...

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