a railing with supporting balusters.
Trembling so violently that he had to lean on the balustrade for support, he told me.
In Kings’ Byways Stanley J. Weyman
I stood up reluctantly, and looked down over the balustrade.
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
The Child seems to stand on a sort of balustrade in front of his mother.
Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century Estelle M. Hurll
“No,” said Mary, letting the instrument down, and resting it on the balustrade.
Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
He leaned over the balustrade of stone near a squat vase holding a tropical plant of a bizarre shape.
Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
I leaned against the balustrade all numb, watching them depart.
The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
She then placed two flower pots near the balustrade on the terrace of the house.
Last of the Incas Gustave Aimard
Almayer shrugged his shoulders and walked back to the balustrade.
An Outcast of the Islands Joseph Conrad
Brooke gave him a cigar, and leaned against the balustrade, when he slowly lighted it.
A Damaged Reputation Harold Bindloss
He walked the floor absently, sometimes stopping by the balustrade to think.
Almayer’s Folly Joseph Conrad
an ornamental rail or coping with its supporting set of balusters
“row of balusters,” 1640s, from French balustrade (17c.), from Italian balaustrata “provided with balusters,” from balaustro “pillar” (see baluster).
Honoré de [on-uh-rey duh;; French aw-naw-rey duh] /ˌɒn əˈreɪ də;; French ɔ nɔˈreɪ də/ (Show IPA), 1799–1850, French novelist. Contemporary Examples So any list of the “essential” Balzac inevitably omits a handful of great works. Happy Birthday, Balzac: The Essential Novels Ronald K. Fried May 19, 2013 As I said, Balzac wrote about an epoch […]
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a city in and the capital of Mali: inland port on the Niger River. Republic of, a republic in W Africa: formerly a territory of France; gained independence 1960. 463,500 sq. mi. (120,000 sq. km). Capital: Bamako. Historical Examples Your followers were in control for a time in Mopti and Bamako, but they’re falling away […]