habitacle


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habitacle

1. A dwelling or habitation.
2. A niche for a statue.
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While no nest is a replica of another, their distinctive features include the habitacle, idiotheque, chambers/cells, walls separating cells, exit ramps for nuptial flying (though not in all species), chimneys, pores/slits on habitacle exteriors, fungus combs and gardens among fungus-growers, moundlets or 'surface boils' on some nests and the insects themselves in various developmental phases.
These are often regular with points directed away from the habitacle.
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11) Concerning the many statues that reside in the habitacles of the facade in the house of Fame, Bennett notes, "for their plastic representation we need seek for no closer analogue than the biblical or royal figures inhabiting many a Gothic porch or buttress or west front, from Strassburg to Wells" (135).