Brise-soleil



a screen, usually louvered, placed on the outside of a building to shield the windows from direct sunlight.
noun
a structure used in hot climates to protect a window from the sun, usually consisting of horizontal or vertical strips of wood, concrete, etc

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  • Brisk

    quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk. sharp and stimulating: brisk weather; brisk wind. (of liquors) effervescing vigorously: brisk cider. abrupt; curt: I was surprised by her rather brisk tone. to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up). Contemporary Examples Gillibrand Fights Back Lloyd Grove January 17, 2010 Obama as Muhammad […]

  • Brisked

    quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk. sharp and stimulating: brisk weather; brisk wind. (of liquors) effervescing vigorously: brisk cider. abrupt; curt: I was surprised by her rather brisk tone. to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up). Historical Examples The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6 Guy de Maupassant […]



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