Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a small gable or gable-shaped feature, frequently introduced as an ornament on buttresses, screens, etc., particularly in medieval structures.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A small gable, or gable-shaped canopy, formed over a tabernacle, niche, etc.
- gable + -let? (Wiktionary)
“The swallows made a second long sweep, and as they neared the gablet again, hissed forth, "Singly were surer.”
“It lifted its gablet, carved to look like a canopy, till its apex was on a level with the book-board on the front of the organ-loft; and over -- in fact upon this apex appeared the face of the man whom I have mentioned.”
“Thomas Weir perched, like that of a man beheaded for treason, upon the apex of the gablet of the old tomb, as I was of hearing the wonderful playing of that husky old organ, of which I have spoken once before.”
“The upper part of the gablet over the centre doorway is of the seventeenth century, and bears the shield of Sir George Hay of Kinfauns, who rented the lands of the bishopric about the beginning of the seventeenth century, the crozier being added to the shield in connection with the lands of the see. [”
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