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Carrel

Alexis . 1873--1944, French surgeon and biologist, active in the US (1905--39): developed a method of suturing blood vessels, making the transplantation of arteries and organs possible: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1912

carrel, cubicle

A small individual compartment or alcove in a library, used for semiprivate study.
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PSE 1b Remplacement du bassin extrieur d~activits et ludique carrel par un bassin en revtement Inox non compris chenal d~accs.
Some graduate study carrels have been targeted for redesign into new classrooms, group study, and office spaces.
Before we had an automated circulation system, we simply stood in offices or at study carrels and filled out paper cards with the item information and the patron information.
There are more than 100 carrels on the top floor of the university library, and according to Sara, a 23-year-old biology student, many of them are being used for sex.
The higher rate includes the privilege of reserving screening carrels in advance.
In any event, lounge chairs and sofas and chairs at tables or carrels are important library items.
To increase illumination in the bookstacks, fluorescent wall washers were added, and under-shelf task lighting was specified to boost brightness levels in reading carrels.
Four "free-standing" 42-inch wide carrels at the back of the lab each contain a 286 computer, installed with Tandberg Voicecard 1000s, connected by a special interface to a Tandberg 5824 player/recorder.
Two new lines of Study and Computer Carrels using Bretford's Fluid Up Power System
Firm phase supply, delivery, installation and setup tables for consulting areas and carrels of 1, 4 and 6 places, including associated components