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  • noun Plural form of balustrade.


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  • Sometimes flowing foliage takes the place of the parapet, and sometimes so-called balustrades are formed of vertical slabs of stone, pierced as in the Ca 'd'oro at Venice and the balconies of the minarets at

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  • Located in the center of the balustrades is a big yellow building. Recent Updates

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  • There are some minor things that have to be finished, such as balustrades in some staircases, but these are insignificant.


  • Chiefly these, and indeed most French gardens of the same epoch, differ greatly from contemporary works in Italy in that the latter were often built and terraced up and down the hillsides, whereas the French garden was laid out, in the majority of instances, on the level, though each made use of interpolated architectural accessories such as balustrades, statuary, fountains, etc.

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  • This tube laser is claimed to be suitable for the cutting and profiling of the light-metal and thin-walled tube components up to 120mm in diameter that are produced by WTF for a range of industry sectors, including automotive, medical, commercial furniture, agricultural equipment and architectural components such as balustrades, as well as bespoke components for manufacturers.

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  • The lines of massive architecture were softened by palm trees planted in huge rectangular pots and pyramidal lanterns floating over the stone balustrades.

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  • As the houses grew larger and the proprietors richer, the wings were embellished with porches and colonnades, balustrades and turrets.

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  • Grant for The Wall Street Journal Mr. Bertin spent over 15 years meticulously reviving the home's original details, from the moldings and balustrades to the doors and floors.

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  • His fatigue was bottomless, so much that as he fell asleep at the wheel, barreling through the balustrades of the Golden Gate Bridge, not even the barometric plunge would wake him up.

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