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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The adjustable lunette comes in a kit that includes a height adjustment assembly, safety chain extensions, storage brackets for the old lunette, and installation instructions.
Timms (1998) proffers a more detailed outline of the extent of Lake Wyara, and suggested it contains several stranded beach lines, but no lunette was present on the eastern side, unlike other lakes of the area.
Rosenfeld developed the thesis that Antoniadi's artistic training was crucial to his 1909 revelation: he was an expert in the illustrators' technique of stipple drawing, by which he could ensure the transfer of exactly what he saw at the eyepiece of the Grande Lunette to the printed page of a journal, in a way that other observers could not.
The revival of the Lunette is symbolic of this library's renaissance as a focal point in the area.
While NSW National Park and Commonwealth bureaucracies grapple with management issues, ongoing erosion annually destroys untold numbers of archaeological treasures over the region in general, and especially from the Joulni end of the Mungo lunette in particular.
In its fall, the blade would have sheared the lunette away.
The lunette, or half-moon shape, is perfect for hanging over doorways or as accent pieces above furniture.
Anthony Lunette also had three hits and two RBI for USC, which broke the game wide open in the fifth inning by scoring four runs to take a 5-1 lead.
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.
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To check for a loose muzzle brake, grab hold of the lunette and towing eye and try to move the muzzle brake up and down.
One lunette shows a cloudy London sky with a grainy linear pattern that echoes the intricate engraving on the silver.