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lavabo: Abbey of Valmagne
1. A basin with water supply and drainage piping, for washing the hands and face; a washbasin.
2. A room containing a washbasin and a water closet, but not a bathtub; a powder room.
3. Same as toilet, 2 or
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STYLE STEAL: Get the luxury of storage and a double washbasin -a boon for a family bathroom -with Ikea's compact Norrviken basins, paired with a Godmorgon washstand with two deep drawers, all for pounds 309.
To create suitable vanity units six models in the Shape collection have been modified and adapted to meet the demands of semi-recessed washbasins.
But Mrs Letherby said some women or their children may need to take their tops off at the washbasins if they accidentally spilt ice cream on themselves.
Its wall-hung ceramic washbasins also come in cool shapes - being free of the traditional pedestal, they also create a lovely sense of space.
It never occurred to anyone that doctors spread the disease by working on cadavers and then, without a stop at the washbasin, delivering babies.
By playing with the shape of the water vortex, the hollow funnel-like forms combine to produce a family of pieces that include a slender washbasin, a shower tray and a bath that collectively combine playfulness with minimalism.
Inside his shop, opened in 1943, everything is original down to two 80- year-old barber chairs, porcelain washbasin and decades of National Geographic magazines.
A metal table is used as a bed, for meal preparation, as a door, as a washbasin and as a foundation for the woman to stand on possessively.
The fitted kitchen has a breakfast area and a feature arch above the washbasin in the downstairs cloakroom adds an elegant touch.
Grandma's wedding pearls or letters from a loved one may not cause the same bidding frenzy as Jackie O's jewelry, but the real value of personal keepsakes far outweighs a $6,000 washbasin.
La Belle, comprised of washbasin variations, WC and bidet, as well as matching baths, bathroom furniture and faucets, was developed with the idea of introducing a harmonious, uninterrupted style to bathroom furnishing.
Great extras to this home include the downstairs shower room with a shower cubicle, wc and washbasin.