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Grille  adj.  A lattice or grating. "The grille which formed part of the gate."

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"Grille" Quotes from Famous Books

... lower end of the nave was open to the public; the greater part was enclosed within a high grille of gilded ironwork of an elaborate design, through which Evelyn could vaguely discern the plain oak stalls of the nuns on either side, stretching towards the ornate altar, carved in white stone. And falling through the pointed windows, the long rays slanted ...
— Evelyn Innes • George Moore

... Falconer, who waits for me," I announced in French, offering him my card through the grille. ...
— The Firefly Of France • Marion Polk Angellotti

... Flemish chateau which had been a residence before business had traveled above Forty-second Street. A man in livery would have barred them from passing the wrought-iron grille had it not been for the car from which they had emerged. Only people worthy of being customers of the house could afford such cars, and he saw that Steptoe was a servant. What Letty was he couldn't see, for servants of great houses never ...
— The Dust Flower • Basil King

... transversion[obs3]; convolution &c. 248; level crossing. reticulation, network; inosculation[obs3], anastomosis, intertexture[obs3], mortise. net, plexus, web, mesh, twill, skein, sleeve, felt, lace; wicker; mat, matting; plait, trellis, wattle, lattice, grating, grille, gridiron, tracery, fretwork, filigree, reticle; tissue, netting, mokes[obs3]; rivulation[obs3]. cross, chain, wreath, braid, cat's cradle, knot; entangle &c. (disorder) 59. [woven fabrics] cloth, linen, muslin, cambric &c. [web-footed animal] webfoot. V. cross, decussate[obs3]; intersect, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... breaking of many a tender tie. There are fathers and brothers dear to them, whom the nuns would love to see again; but they cannot do so, save, on rare occasions, in the guest-room at the gate; and then, with the grille between. ...
— The White Ladies of Worcester - A Romance of the Twelfth Century • Florence L. Barclay

... ordinary cafe, no paying for admission as upstairs at the Chat Noir. Instead, it amused him to keep people who wanted to get in standing outside his door while he examined them through a little grille, an amusement which, in our case, he prolonged until I was sure he did not like our looks and would send us away, and that the reason was the responsibility he laid upon us all for the frock coat and top hat which the ...
— Nights - Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties • Elizabeth Robins Pennell

... leads of the lofty tower was cold and unfurnished save for a stool and a truckle-bed. It had a great door of oak locked and barred on the outer side, with a grille in it through which the poor wretch within could be observed. There was no window, only high up beneath the ceiling were slits like loopholes that not a child could have passed. Such was the place ...
— Red Eve • H. Rider Haggard

... devotions. Ils la dansent mme dans leurs glises & leurs processions; et les Religieuses ne manquent gure de la danser la Nuit de Nol, sur un thatre lv dans leur Choeur, vis—vis de leur grille, qui est ouverte, afin que le Peuple at sa part dans la joye que ces bonnes mes tmoignent ...
— Two Years in the French West Indies • Lafcadio Hearn

Words linked to "Grille" :   car, motorcar, grillwork, auto, stump, radiator grille, wicket, grating, grill, opening, lattice, framework, machine

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