Lunette


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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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There's now an adjustable lunette available that allows for level hookup between the M-ATV and LTT.
Multiple logistic regression was used to test candidate models for the separate and combined effects of lake perimeter, aeolian lunette size, and elevation on the binary response variable of lake occupancy (unused = 0, occupied = 1).
He was reduced to tears as Lunette Sampson spoke about his work at a clinic in a poor neighbourhood in San Diego - a foundation he set-up in remembrance of his dead father.
oors and begins with a solid wood front door with lunette fanlight above, opening into a reception hall with a panelled bay window, a carved wood .
The target area consists of lunette dunes formed on the eastern edge of the estuary and a potential headland to the east (down drift) of the drainage.
He commented that deflation and lunette formation from prevailing south-westerly and north-westerly winds were important processes in the formation of the lakes, and that some were formed in palaeo-drainage features.
This event was organised primarily by Nicholas Biver of the Paris Observatory to mark one of the lesser-known anniversaries occurring in the International Year of Astronomy 2009: the centenary of Eugene Antoniadi's crucial observations of Mars with the Grande Lunette, the 83cm refractor of the Paris Observatory at Meudon, in 1909 September.
According to Sforza Galitzia, who formerly studied da Vinci manuscripts as a researcher at the University of California, the central half-moon window, or lunette, above his painting of Christ with his disciples before the Crucifixion pointed towards the hidden "code".
The artwork known as the Lunette, a neo-classical depiction of knowledge being handed down by the gods of culture, had darkened with age and become completely obscured.
Albert Gruenwede1 (17) identified nearly every bodhisattva sitting in the lunette of a cave as Bodhisattva Maitreya, the Future Buddha.
The lunette, or half-moon shape, is perfect for hanging over doorways or as accent pieces above furniture.
The study of an adolescent male nude drawn by the Italian mannerist artist Jacopo Carucci da Pontormo for the lunette fresco Vertumnus and Pomona, executed from 1520 to 1521, in the environs of Florence, Villa Poggio a Caiano, is an uncanny choice for the cover of Silvia Baron Supervielle's poetic narrative La frontiere.