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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

jalousie

A shutter or blind with fixed or adjustable slats which exclude rain and provide ventilation, shade, and visual privacy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Au debut du roman, cette jalousie enfantine est un peu apaisee, mais le feu couve sous la cendre, comme l'indique cette reflexion du narrateur : << L'envie restait cachee dans le fond du coeur >> (83).
Cette humiliation est le principe de cette jalousie devorante a l'encontre d'Adeline, qui prend rapidement une force pathologique : << La jalousie formait la base de ce caractere >> (81).
En effet, les emotions que Bette ressent pour son jeune amoureux sont tres ambigues et contradictoires, comme ne cesse de le souligner le narrateur : << elle surveillait cet enfant du Nord avec la tendresse d'une mere, avec la jalousie dune femme et ('esprit d'un dragon.
Glass jalousies in the rooms provide natural ventilation and light, while deflecting rain and the sun's rays.
attack that also damaged the glass door and window jalousies of the police office.
This was Jalousie I (Venetian Blinds I, all works 2017).
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: Bernard Voita, Jalousie I (Venetian Blinds I), 2017.