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alcove

any recessed usually vaulted area, as in a garden wall

Alcove

A small recessed space, connected to or opening directly into a larger room.

alcove

[′al‚kōv]
(architecture)
A recessed part of a room.
A small room that opens into a larger one.
An arched opening in a wall.
(geology)
A large niche formed by a stream in a face of horizontal strata.

alcove

A small recessed space, opening directly into a larger room.
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Next, measure the depth of the alcove, or how deep you want your shelves to be, bearing in mind you may put a wood fascia on the front.
MEASURE OUT YOUR DRILL HOLES If you're building shelves in an alcove with a replace next to it, it's likely to be a brick wall, so you'll need to use your drill.
The Alcoves is expected to follow the success of ALP's two tower communities-the 1016 Residences, which was launched in 2010, and the Park Point Residences launched in 2012.
The connected components of the complement to the affine braid arrangement are called alcoves. The group [[??].sub.n] acts on V with the generator [s.sub.i] acting by reflection in the hyperplane [H.sup.0.sub.i,i+1] for i > 0, and [s.sub.0] acting by reflection in the hyperplane [H.sup.1.sub.1,n].
But I wouldn't extend it to the alcoves. Paint them instead and they act as a frame.
The company is offering eight cabana-style cabins, accommodating two to four guests each in The Alcoves area of the ship.
Now the swallows wheel in empty alcoves, their mouths full of ancient
Sliderobes specialises in bespoke fitted wardrobes, which work around awkward features such as alcoves, sloping ceilings, chimney breasts and low beams, to create optimum storage space.
One of two tombs found, which were carved out of stone, consists of a vast chamber that branches off into many alcoves. One alcove contained skeletons and pottery, and led to another chamber with a seven-meter-deep well.
"The gully system shows four intervals where water-borne sediments were carried down the steep slopes of nearby alcoves and deposited in alluvial fans," said Samuel Schon, a Brown graduate student and the paper's lead author.
It's a snug place, as you move through the alcoves to find one of the nooks and crannies to settle into.
When I first saw the huge magnetic imaging machine I was reminded of the sleeping alcoves in the movie "Aliens," where people emerged from years of "hypersleep." With that in mind I tried to relax and indeed found myself waking from a short nap at the end of it.