from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The upper story of a church, perforated by a range of windows, which form the principal source of light for the central portions of the building.
- noun The raised part of the roof of a railroad-car, which contains the ventilating windows.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Arch.) The upper story of the nave of a church, containing windows, and rising above the aisle roofs.
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- noun Alternative form of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun part of an interior wall rising above the adjacent roof with windows admitting light
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Plenty of daylight makes it to the interior space thanks to a simple polycarbonate clearstory, and the interior is finished with plywood and pegboard to hang all of your gardening tools.
The solid wall never touches the roof allowing the house to have a private face to the street while maintaining views through the clearstory towards the forest.
So we have lots glazing with clearstory windows, skylights, and solatubes.
I have a clearstory that uses the stack effect to cool our Texas home and I am always looking for sources to explain the theory.
While the north aisle is later than the south, the clearstory, as has been said is earlier, being of late Decorated date with large three-light windows of reticulated tracery.
The resemblances between this clearstory, and that of St. John's chancel, raise the question of priority.
It is interesting to compare the design of this clearstory with that of St. Michael's.
We have no record of the building of the clearstory and roof of the nave.
The = chancel = is dark owing to the small clearstory windows, the low outer north aisle, and the concealment of a south window by the organ.
Much was brought from the clearstory where six windows on the south and all save one on the north side still have panels made up of a mosaic of fragments with portions here and there of which the subject is intelligible.