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Carrel

Alexis . 1873--1944, French surgeon and biologist, active in the US (1905--39): developed a method of suturing blood vessels, making the transplantation of arteries and organs possible: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1912

carrel, cubicle

A small individual compartment or alcove in a library, used for semiprivate study.
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Each carrel has a door allowing privacy for couples fearful of being caught by library staff.
13) Visiting media get a tour of the museum library's state-of-the-art electronic viewing carrels.
Witness seating in an academic library with three foot wide student carrels shoved between the uprights.
The rows of carrels on the fourth floor will be replaced by a "faculty and graduate student gateway" dedicated to "innovative research and teaching.
Bold reds and greens animate the timber shuttering of the cores, and, together with the saturated yellow of the carrels, these punctuate and enliven the facade.
If they're working in a study carrel, they won't need to leave the space to log onto the Internet.
As it ascends, these become more educationally challenging, so it literally expresses a learning curve (or ramp) from childhood in the children's library at the lowest level to the more sophisticated needs of adult study and research, finally culminating in a long toplit space for communion with the Internet and a row of carrels like modern monks' cells for concentrated private study.
Ten workstations will be installed in the cockpit carrels and will all be connected via Ethernet to a central Novell fileserver.
Our initial vision was to create freestanding listening carrels, allowing one to discover music through the media bars as well as pick up the physical CDs that surround the carrels.
The new 3,500-square-foot branch will making available banking for individuals, families and businesses, including mortgage loans, said Christine Carrels, Marine Bank director of marketing.