Banquette


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Banquette

 

an embankment (step) along the inside slope of a high parapet; designed for the stationing of riflemen firing over the parapet. In the Soviet Army the term “banquette” has been replaced by the term strelkovaia stupen’ (shooting step).

banquette

1. A long, upholstered seat built in against a wall.
2. A raised, narrow walk along a roadway.
3. A term once used in some parts of the American South for a sidewalk.
4. Same as barbette.
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A white upholstered chair is at the head of the table, a large leaning mirror sits next to the banquette, and a table in the corner holds a small selection of family photos.
Taking cues from yacht interiors, interior designer Gregory Carmichael included extra-long storage drawers under this L-shaped banquette (above).
One can't help but note that the girl's eyes are the same shade of blue as the vinyl banquette on which she sits.
According to a witness, the 'North Star' hitmaker was 'friendly with everyone and even danced atop a banquette at one point.
The ballroom layout will have tiered levels with rectangular dining tables and banquette seating, up-lit columns and a huge water wall on one end that will create movement while glowing.
Elsewhere, another hapless citizen of the same ill-fated town has apparently been laid low by a falling vinyl banquette.
A large banquette divides the living area from the hallway and wraps around the corner to pull the eye to the area's primary focal point, the fireplace.
She also put on a sapphic show the other night by gyrating on top of a banquette with Michaels and curvy singer Kat DeLuna.
In the catalogue, Le Corbusier's car is captioned with a quote from his The City of Tomorrow (1924), celebrating "the simple and naive pleasure of being in the midst of power, of strength," but there's nothing authoritarian about the Automaxima itself, with its swinging, Jules-et-Jim seating provision: a three-seat banquette in front, space for the picnic basket behind (nuclear families not wanted en voyage).
The solution was to divide by three: the cooking area still occupies one end, but a new banquette fills the opposite end and a buffet area defines the space in between.