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Synonyms for fanlight

a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door

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a window in a roof to admit daylight


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a semicircular window over a door or window

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The evidence for the prosecution was to the effect that the prisoner had in both cases effected an entrance through the fanlights above the doors, ransacked the shops and filled his pockets with the articles mentioned in the charge.
There are also matching external glazed aluminium doors with glazed side panels and fanlights.
Mahogany panel doors lead into the airy drawing room and the dining room, both of which have floor to ceiling six-pane casement windows with fanlights above and shutters.
The windows hang on the wall, and the doors lean against it, like transparent John McCrackens--but not quite, for they show the traces of fanlights and panels, mail slots and locks, and look like doors, despite the inversions made in them by Whiteread's casting process.
A teacher, who had sent the last half hour leaning against the wall bars, strode purposefully forward, brandishing one of those long poles with a hook on the end, the sort they use for opening and shutting fanlights.
Dublin has fascinating buildings, castles, cathedrals and some of these islands' most exquisite Georgian architecture with pillared and brightly painted town houses, boasting wide doors and fanlights.
Elsewhere, opportunistic house wreckers had helped themselves to the magnificent stained glass fanlights and the ornate fireplaces.
n Small windows such as skylights or bathroom fanlights need locks - a thief can get through any gap larger than a human head.
Unique architectural details that typify the art deco style include fitted inset storage cupboards, fanlights above the bedroom doors and inset lights.
Delicate plasterwork and fanlights, fine woodwork, pine floors and period fireplaces are a hallmark of the house.
At Casa Seis, colored fanlights in the Mudejar-inspired arches of the interior patio shielded the adjacent wraparound veranda and its adjoining rooms from drenching rains and intense sunlight.
In addition, modern builders fix fanlights above the windows, meaning fresher air indoors.
Coloured glass scattered jewelled patterns over walls and floors; and thin sheets of alabaster, casting a honeyed glow, were originally used to glaze arched or circular lights over shuttered windows and fanlights over doors.
Light entering from fanlights above the windows gently diffuse colour dashes of blue, green, red and yellow through the stained glass pieces on the soft whiteness of the plastered walls.