Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An edible seed of the cones of certain pines, as Pinns Pinea, the nut- or stone-pine of southern Europe.
  • n. In architecture, a gable: the usual French architectural term, sometimes used in English.

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Examples

  • A certain variety of round, hard starchy roots that took well to long cooking came out first, followed by baskets of a mixture of bone marrow, blue bearberries, and a variety of cracked and ground seeds -- pigweed, a mixture of grains, and oily pignon seeds.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • To see her, you must stand outside in the square and, with a glass, look at the central pignon, or gable, of the porch.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • When the church was rebuilt after the great fire of 1194, and the architect was required to enlarge the interior, the old portal and lancets were moved bodily forward, to be flush with the front walls of the two towers, as you see the facade to-day; and the facade itself was heightened, to give room for the rose, and to cover the loftier pignon and vaulting behind.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • Sou bitasyon papal li kanpe lopital "Faisance de pignon", moso pa moso nan retire chen voye sou chat lopital sa a vin yonn nan pi gwo lopital ke peyi dayiti te janm genyen.

    The Dominion: All Stories

  • There are shaded areas near the pignon forest near the Cedar Pockets was with Gila monsters and poisonous snakes possible.

    The Daily Utah Chronicle RSS

  • Hors de question de permettre a Al Qaeda ou assimile d'avoir "pignon sur rue" sous la forme d'un etat refuge ….

    ExtremeCentre.org

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