Alette



(in classical architecture) a part of a pier, flanking a pilaster or engaged column and supporting either impost of an arch.
a small wing of a building.
either jamb of a doorway.
Historical Examples

alette was lively, agreeable, and well-educated; but she liked best to hear herself talk.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

But I was compelled to hear, ‘alette is much more sensible than you.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

She drew alette to her with a kind of vehemence, kissed her, and then wept silently, leaning on her shoulder.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

Do you know, alette, I think you must actually break off with Lexow.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

Susanna went now again on Harald’s arm, alette on her Alf’s.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

From the moment of alette’s arrival in Semb, there commenced a change there.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

Mrs. Astrid had this evening never quitted her room, and Harald could therefore all the more enjoy himself with alette.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

alette shook her beautiful head at this enthusiasm for antiquity.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

Harald recollected but faintly “The old poet,” and both he and Mrs. Astrid begged alette to make them better acquainted with him.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

The issue of this strife was, that—Alf got the upper hand of alette.
Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer

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