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balcony

1. a platform projecting from the wall of a building with a balustrade or railing along its outer edge, often with access from a door or window
2. a gallery in a theatre or auditorium, above the dress circle
3. US and Canadian any circle or gallery in a theatre or auditorium including the dress circle

Balcony

A projecting platform usually on the exterior of a building, sometimes supported from below by brackets or corbels, or cantilevered by projecting members of wood, metal or masonry. They are most often enclosed with a railing, balustrade, or other parapet.

balcony

[′bal·kə·nē]
(building construction)
A deck which projects from a building wall above ground level.

balcony

1. A projecting platform on a building, sometimes supported from below, sometimes cantilevered; enclosed with a railing or balustrade.
2. A projecting gallery in an auditorium; a seating area over the main floor.
3. An elevated platform used in a permanent stage setting in a theater.
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You have an entry with 20- or 24-foot ceilings, and above eight feet it's just space," he laments, adding that undersized decorating is even more egregious in homes with balconied living rooms and tall, white stone mantels.
Wherever it is, the Kingmaker is a very pleasant, crisply modern, balconied room - albeit too small - boasting a wonderfully exotic menu, including caramelised purple onion, papaya and chervil William pear, and wilted rocket - presumably old lettuce.
The 34 balconied units will range from 900 to 2,700 SF, with penthouse units taking up the top two floors.
The balconied, white-washed houses and churches give the old town a definite Moorish feel -I half expected Charlton Heston in El Cid costume to gallop along the shimmering surf line.
The following morning, resisting the temptation to just kick back and laze the day away, we resolutely returned to Marigot to visit the tourist office in an inviting two-storied balconied building on the main road.
David Shi reminds us that changes in both physical and social structures, particularly in the city, increased opportunities for people "to see and be seen" during the nineteenth century: "The introduction of public transportation, parks, balconied apartments, congested tenements, public recreations, spectator sports, office towers, and plate-glass windows gave people an intimate glimpse of others and their possessions" (1995, 85-86).
It looks tiny next to the many-layered, balconied house going up behind it, a place of double-wide adobes and ponderosa beams owned by some gringos from California he has never seen.
To the amazement of meeting delegates, Opryland Hotel has three massive indoor gardens - each surrounded by balconied guest rooms and topped with sparkling glass roofs.
Ouro Preto may be the most beautiful, with its eighteen fountains, thirteen churches, and eleven chapels half hidden along narrow stone streets, its gem shops and balconied houses with walls illuminated by combinations of reds, blues, and sepias.
The spreading field, the human scene, is the "choice of subject," the pierced aperture, either broad or balconied or slit-like and low-browed, is the "literary form"; but they are, singly or together, as nothing without the posted presence of the watcher - without in other words, the consciousness of the artist.
In the back of one theater, Chaz Williams said he felt a wave of nostalgia for the balconied theaters of his youth.
That was the name given by locals to a large block of balconied tenement dwellings where she and her husband Frank settled after they married at the end of the Second World War.