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Grille   /grɪl/   Listen
Grille

noun
1.
Small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted.  Synonyms: lattice, wicket.
2.
Grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator.  Synonym: radiator grille.
3.
A framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate.  Synonyms: grill, grillwork.






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"Grille" Quotes from Famous Books



... Philippe II., en grand conseil seant a Malines," was ennobled by letters patent, dated Madrid, 7th January, 1589, and "port les armoiries suivantes, qui sont, un escu de sinople a une coupe lasalade, ou couverture ouverte d'or; ledit escu somme d'un heaume d'argent grille et lisere d'or; aux bourlet et hachements d'or et de sinople: cimier une coupe ...
— Notes & Queries,No. 31., Saturday, June 1, 1850 • Various

... wall that surrounded a large garden, and within it was a long, massive building of some beauty and pretension, with a high, latticed belfry and heavy walls and with arched dormers in the sloping roof. As we stood staring at it through the iron grille set in the archway of the lodge, Nick declared that it put him in mind of some of the chateaux he had seen in France, and he crossed the street to get a better view of the premises. An old man in coarse blue linen came out of the lodge and ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

... appreciated." She laughed at herself. "So I'll leave it for papa. The apartment won't hold but just so much—it's a tiny affair." She laughed again, the apartment having only eleven rooms and a profusion of iron grille work at all the windows. "But it's a wonderful way to start—in an apartment—it is such a good excuse for not dragging in all the terrible wedding presents. I can leave everything I like with papa because he never minds anything as long as he has ...
— The Gorgeous Girl • Nalbro Bartley

... se trouva trop petite; on l'y enfonca a coups de poings. Les restes du pape insultes par ses domestiques furent portes dans l'eglise de St. Pierre, sans etre accompagnes de pretres ni de torches, et on les placa en dedans de la grille du choeur pour les derober aux outrages de la populace." Notice de Burchard, apud Brequigny, Notices et Extraits des Manuscrits de la Bibliotheque du Roi, (Paris, ...
— The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic, V3 • William H. Prescott

... Marcus Aurelius at Rome, destroyed 1626. Recently it has been called the Cour des Adieux, on account of the farewell of Napoleon I. in 1814. It was once surrounded by buildings on all sides; one was removed in 1810, and replaced by a grille. ...
— Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 3 • Various

... took refuge in vague generalities and Eastern imagery. He had a profound contempt for women as companions, which grieved Mr. Greyne's Western ideas, and evidently thought that Mademoiselle Verbena ought to be clapped forthwith into a long veil, and put away in a harem behind an iron grille. When Mr. Greyne explained the English point of view Abdallah Jack took refuge in a sulky silence; but during the week immediately preceding the arrival of Mrs. Greyne his temper had become actively bad, and Mr. Greyne began seriously to consider ...
— The Mission Of Mr. Eustace Greyne - 1905 • Robert Hichens

... from the corner of a narrow, unfrequented street—a corner like an elbow—and, as seen from the exterior, there was nothing prepossessing to recommend it; but the outer door led by a short hall or passage to an inner door or grille, made of open ornamental iron-work, and through that we entered a court, or patio, as they I called it. Nothing could be more lovely or deliciously cool than was this small court. The building on each side was covered by trellis-work; and beautiful creepers, vines, and parasite flowers, ...
— John Bull on the Guadalquivir from Tales from all Countries • Anthony Trollope

... exhaustion; Scott was used, shamelessly, without his suspecting it, and he generally had in tow a string of financially spavined aspirants who linked arms with him from club to club, from theatre to opera, from grille to grille, until he was pleasantly bewildered ...
— The Danger Mark • Robert W. Chambers

... a convent, and that pleased me exceedingly. After we had passed the broad street door, with its large brass plate and small brass grille, we were shown into a little waiting-room with tiled floor, distempered walls, and coloured ...
— The Woman Thou Gavest Me - Being the Story of Mary O'Neill • Hall Caine



Words linked to "Grille" :   framework, grating, grate, auto, lattice, grill, motorcar, machine, car, opening, stump, automobile



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