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jalousie

[′jal·ə·sē]
(building construction)
A window that consists of a number of long, narrow panels, each hinged at the top.

jalousie

A shutter or blind with fixed or adjustable slats which exclude rain and provide ventilation, shade, and visual privacy.
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Some critics have pointed to general links between commedia dell'arte and comedie-ballet, and between the rhythmical artifices of farce and ballet, but without reference to La Jalousie. (7) Robert McBride goes further, and in his study of the balletic substructure of Moliere's comedies does highlight the rhythmical nature of the Doctor's speeches ('coordination of bodily movement and rhythm of speech is basic to the role'), and he argues that La Jalousie 'points up the contrast between physical and mental gaucherie and dexterity and suppleness of mind and limb'.
Notions of secrecy and exposure are also found in the other meaning of the French word jalousie: Male possessiveness is said to have motivated the invention of the window blind, which allowed women in harems a fleeting glimpse of the street, while at the same time keeping them out of sight.
Caption: The great room, with its original jalousie windows and terrazzo floors, looks much the same as it did in 1958.
Some of the less recognisable window styles are awning, hopper, tilt transom, jalousie, clerestory, oriel, thermal and multi-lit.
Savills Hospitality Group, the US-based unit of the international real estate services firm, has been retained by Jalousie (1996) Ltd.
The sleeping mat protected us from jalousie windows flying towards us."
Several thousand homes have been repaired and repainted in the slums of Jalousie and Cite Maria in a government-sponsored program that is being extended to other poor neighbourhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince and other southern and northern regions.
"I was born here," 62-year-old William Jean said as he sat on a bench facing his small dwelling in the optimistically named "Jalousie" or "Jealousy" neighborhood.
The company is relaunching its properties, The Jalousie Plantation, in Sugar Beach, St Lucia; and Tides Zihuatanejo, in Ixtapa, Mexico, as Viceroy Hotels and Resorts properties.
Titles such as Volveras a Region (1967), Una meditacion (1969) and Un viaje de invierno (1972) by Benet, or Les gommes (1953), Le voyeur (1955) and La jalousie (1957) by Robbe-Grillet exemplify the core of these writers' production and are essential to understanding the literary movement of which they are main representatives: the Spanish Nueva Novela and the French Nouveau Roman.
The aim of the present study is to examine and evaluate the intricate network of relationships that Robbe-Grillet has established between myth and the modern text, his formal and stylistic choices in La Jalousie, and his dialectical topology.
My project here is to relate image and text by establishing a system of comparison between La Jalousie and L'Enfer.