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  • I have a soft spot for timber venetians as they suit all decors, are easy to clean (just dust) and though a little dearer, will never need replacing (smile).

    Creating A Feeling of Home

  • July 27, 2006 at 06: 33 PM glad to see the fact that italy won by playing dirty didn't keep the venetians from celebrating!

    After The World Cup

  • Peeping through the lowered venetians of yesteryear (recollection as a species of voyeurism is very Ishiguro), the retrovert is privy to a series of partial visions that eventually reveal a life guided by calamitous misapprehension on his part.

    New Fiction

  • The money could go towards renovating the housing of the older venetians.

    50 Euro Fine for Torsonudismo

  • I raised the venetians with some difficulty, they appeared not to have been lifted for a long time.

    What I cooked last night.

  • The windows of his new room were fitted with green venetians; round the verandah-posts twined respectively a banksia and a Japanese honey-suckle, which further damped the glare; while on the patch of buffalo-grass in front stood a spreading fig-tree, that leafed well and threw a fine shade.

    Australia Felix

  • Later on there were bars to count, formed by unevenness in the slats of the venetians, and falling golden on the whitewashed walls.

    Ultima Thule

  • The leaves rustling in the garden, each fresh flap of the venetians startled her afresh; and in spite of the long, tiring journey, and the arduous days that had preceded it, she could not compose herself to sleep.

    Ultima Thule

  • The windows facing this verandah are made to open in the French fashion, so that, upon opening any one of them, a person can step out at once; they are protected from the sun by venetians, which are generally folded back, and which, with the railings of the verandah, are painted green, while the house itself is scrupulously white.

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter

  • There was no access to the basement; the main entrance was situated at the side; all the ground-floor and first-storey windows facing into the street were fitted with immovable wooden venetians.

    The Albert Gate Mystery Being Further Adventures of Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective

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  • A.k.a. venetian blinds.

    November 30, 2007