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  • noun Plural form of newel.


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  • From my own building, an anemic “Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” seethed from the dark newels and balustrades.

    I’ve Got the Power : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits

  • The square newels, made of a dusky brown granite, were nearly as tall as she, and each was capped with a gold-leafed lamp.

    Stone of Tears

  • Heraldic devices, borne on shields carried by black, improbable-looking lions, adorned the newels.

    Death of a Delft Blue

  • The series of figures which stand upon the newels of the staircase are all engraved below.

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851

  • There are three oak staircases, the main one being finely carved with figures standing at the angles, and another having very fine newels.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • As he went down the staircase, the famous staircase with its carved newels, the light of a moving lamp came up from below, and at the turn of the stair he stood aside to let Elizabeth Chantrey pass.

    The Fire Within

  • He added the splendid staircases, with their carved oak newels, the work of Grinling

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • A few minutes before seven, she went slowly down the dark, old staircase, with its massive newels and balusters.

    Patty's Success

  • All the woodwork was of oak, and the old staircase, with its quaintly carved banisters and newels, the oak-panelled walls, which the last tenant had allowed to become dirty and damaged, appealed to his artistic nature.

    The Day of Judgment

  • It has a fine oak staircase, the newels beautifully carved and enriched with pierced finials and pendants.

    Vanishing England


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