Lunette


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lunette

[lü′net]
(geology)
A broad, low crescentic mound of windblown fine silt and clay.
(ordnance)
Towing ring in the trial plate or tongue of a towed vehicle, such as a gun carriage or trailer, used for attaching the towed vehicle to the prime mover or towing vehicle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Lunette

A semicircular window or wall panel framed by an arch.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lunette

 

a semicircular opening in a dome or wall, bounded horizontally along the bottom. Some lunettes serve as windows, and others, which resemble tympana, are often filled with paintings or sculpture.


Lunette

 

a temporary or permament fortification open from the rear, consisting usually of one or two faces (sides turned toward the enemy), which are walls with a moat in front, covered by flanks (lateral sides covering the flanks). The garrison of a lunette was made up of from one to four companies. Lunettes were used from the middle of the 17th to the early 20th centuries.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

lunette

1. A crescent-shaped or semicircular area on a wall or vaulted ceiling, framed by an arch or vault.
2. An opening or window in such an area.
3. A painting or sculpture on such an area.
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The adjustable lunette comes in a kit that includes a height adjustment assembly, safety chain extensions, storage brackets for the old lunette, and installation instructions.
He paints the Dominican Saint Thomas Aquinas with three heretics, Arius, Averroes, and Sabellius, in the lunette above the doorway of the main entrance to the chapel of Saint Michael.
Timms (1998) proffers a more detailed outline of the extent of Lake Wyara, and suggested it contains several stranded beach lines, but no lunette was present on the eastern side, unlike other lakes of the area.
Rosenfeld developed the thesis that Antoniadi's artistic training was crucial to his 1909 revelation: he was an expert in the illustrators' technique of stipple drawing, by which he could ensure the transfer of exactly what he saw at the eyepiece of the Grande Lunette to the printed page of a journal, in a way that other observers could not.
The artwork known as the Lunette, a neo-classical depiction of knowledge being handed down by the gods of culture, had darkened with age and become completely obscured.
A rapprochement between science and traditional cultures at a meeting of scientists and indigenous owners at Mungo in 1989 established a commitment to full collaboration between both groups, a compact that was sealed by the return of the Mungo I cremated remains on the sandy shores of the Joulni section of the Lake Mungo lunette in January 1992.
In Algiers, I tried--mind you, this was without the blade hanging in place above me--to insert my head, my neck, into the lunette. I climbed in, lay down on the bascule, and put my head in the lunette in order to see what it felt like to be a man at the furthest limit, during his last seconds.
Both pieces are available in a horizontal panel format, as well as in a "lunette." The lunette, or half-moon shape, is perfect for hanging over doorways or as accent pieces above furniture.
The study of an adolescent male nude drawn by the Italian mannerist artist Jacopo Carucci da Pontormo for the lunette fresco Vertumnus and Pomona, executed from 1520 to 1521, in the environs of Florence, Villa Poggio a Caiano, is an uncanny choice for the cover of Silvia Baron Supervielle's poetic narrative La frontiere.
fuses to form a lunette. The lunette is decorated with brides-to-be
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