balustrade


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Synonyms for balustrade

a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

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She shall still recline Upon the scented balustrade and glow With spring that thrills her warm blood into wine.
Finding a free place, Levin leaned over the balustrade and began looking and listening.
Levin, with his elbows on the balustrade, looked and listened.
A carved balustrade, freshly painted in the lower stories, but growing dingier as we ascend, borders the staircase with its quaintly twisted and intertwined pillars, from top to bottom.
We all went together, she before us: and a glorious old room it was, with more oak beams, and diamond panes; and the broad balustrade going all the way up to it.
Pickwick leaned over the balustrades of Rochester Bridge, contemplating nature, and waiting for breakfast.
And Laurie composed himself for a lounge on the broad ledge of the balustrade.
Rodney stopped and once more began beating a kind of rhythm, as if he were marking a phrase in a symphony, upon the smooth stone balustrade of the Embankment.
Imagine on the balustrade of this terrace a number of tall vases of blue and white pottery, in which are gilliflowers; and to right and left, along the neighboring walls, hedges of linden closely trimmed in, and you will gain an idea of the landscape, full of tranquil chastity, modest cheerfulness, but commonplace withal, which surrounded the venerable edifice of the Cormon family.
It has only one clear story above the ground-floor; but the roof, rising steeply, has several projecting windows, with carved spandrels rather elegantly enclosed in oaken frames, and externally adorned with balustrades.
Then, a flickering streak played behind the architecture of the front, picking out transparent places, and showing where balustrades, arches, and windows were.
Some have great broad stone staircases leading down to the water, with heavy stone balustrades ornamented with statuary and fancifully adorned with creeping vines and bright-colored flowers--for all the world like a drop curtain in a theatre, and lacking nothing but long-waisted, high-heeled women and plumed gallants in silken tights coming down to go serenading in the splendid gondola in waiting.
Supple to twist and turn as the Rogue has ever been, he is sufficiently rigid now; and not without much shuffling of attendant feet, and tilting of his bier this way and that way, and peril even of his sliding off it and being tumbled in a heap over the balustrades, can he be got up stairs.
Council officers had to step in to stop the Pybus Brothers sign, and a balustrade, being removed from the branch on Roman Road in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, on Wednesday.
sizes 15 pieces glass balustrade vsg 125/100 cm 80 pieces glass balustrade vsg 62.