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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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Tout y est, des CD, des montres, des lunettes, du pret-a-porter, des ustensiles de cuisine.
Cette ceremonie a connu egalement la remise des ambulances equipees, des chaises roulantes aux handicapes ainsi que des paires de lunettes aux malvoyants demunis.
Ses lunettes fines sur le nez, son enthousiasme sans faille dans sa voix raisonnante .
Frej a remis, au siege de la province d'Essaouira, des lunettes medicales a quelque 200 eleves malvoyants poursuivant leurs etudes dans differents etablissements scolaires de la province, des fauteuils roulants a des personnes handicapees, des effets vestimentaires a des enfants orphelins pensionnaires de ''Dar Attalib'' et des aides financieres a des personnes souffrant d'insuffisance renale.
Berlin, IDC Lunettes, Face a Face, Gotti and Vue Dc in the running.
More important are their extraordinarily effective exterior architectural lunettes that one finds over so many church doors in central and northern Italy, which, with their bright colours and reflective qualities, enlighten facades of buildings as far apart as Viterbo and Venice.
Analysis of the flaying scene in the Stanza della Segnatura vault, and its resonance with the adjacent Poetry and Theology lunettes, is particularly fine.
L'Amy has the worldwide licenses to the Lacoste(R), Nina Ricci(R), Ted Lapidus(R) and Chevignon(R) brands and sells its own Lunettes L'Amy(R) and Vision's(R) brands.
Le public s'est montre curieux devant les lunettes astronomiques exposees lors de la [beaucoup moins que] Journee de l'astronomie [beaucoup plus grand que], les panneaux explicatifs qui retracent brievement l'histoire de cette discipline scientifique a Bejaia et des astronomes qui y ont vecu et mene des travaux y afferents.
Depuis la publication en 1959 de son chef-d'oeuvre, [beaucoup moins que]Le tambour[beaucoup plus grand que], un succes planetaire adapte au cinema par Volker Schloendorff, qui recut la Palme d'Or a Cannes et l'Oscar du meilleur film en langue etrangere, ce fumeur de pipe moustachu aux epaisses lunettes n'a eu de cesse de confronter son pays avec son passe nazi, avec sa mauvaise conscience.
Contract awarded for provision of windshield, lunettes doors and glasses police vehicles police charge of chile.