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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.

Lunette

A semicircular window or wall panel framed by an arch.

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.

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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Selon lui, ce n'est pas la teinte qui prot[euro]uA ge les yeux des consommateurs des rayons ultras violets (UV) mais plut[euro]uA[sup.3]t les filmes UV dont sont dot[euro]u[c]s les verres de bonne qualit[euro]u[c] des lunettes comportant le marquage UV 400, qu'il a d'ailleurs recommand[euro]u[c] vivement.
Y no quisiera dejar atras un comentario elogioso sobre la belleza de esta edicion, cuidada en todos sus detalles a tal punto que no extrana que haya provocado en la editora el siguiente comentario: "Creo de corazon que, de haber nacido un siglo despues, Agustini habria encontrado en la intuicion y el respeto por la poesia de Point de Lunettes su casa editorial perfecta".
On verra que les lunettes du personnage depassent le simple accessoire scenique : elles peuvent etre vues comme faisant partie d'un dispositif d'ecrans multiples qui, interposes entre Marcel et la realite, traduisent un dysfonctionnement comportemental.
Timms (1993) noted gypsum lunettes on easterly shores of lakes in the Paroo floodplain south of Lake Wombah.
The full document Changeons de Lunettes (French only) is available to order at the website of the Reseau quebecois d'action pour la sante des femmes (RQASF ) www.rqsaf.com
Macumber (1991:55-8) divided both the upper and lower lunettes into A, B and C horizons.
In the early 1950s, this Nouveaux Realistes duo began making photographs, films, and text pieces by replacing either the camera lens (Hypnagoscope, 1952) or their own spectacles (Lunettes en verre cannele, 1957) with ribbed glass.
L'article au sujet des "lunettes vertes" raconte une anecdote: Stendhal rejoint Metilde a Volterra malgre les souhaits contraires de celle-ci et met des lunettes vertes pour ne pas etre reconnu.
The chapel, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, shows (on the wall above the entrance and three lunettes) episodes from the life of Mary: Nativity, Presentation at the Temple, Annunciation, Visitation, and Betrothal.
A UFD release of a Christian Fechner presentation of a UGCF, France 2 Cinema, 4 Mecs en Baskets Prod., 4 Mecs a Lunettes Prod.
A seven-week course being run by Bilston Community College and Wolverhampton Wanderers will also include essential phrases such as "L'arbitre a besoin des lunettes" (or "the referee needs glasses").