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WHAT DOES OEIL-DE-BOEUF MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Oeil-de-boeuf, also œil de bœuf, is a term applied to a relatively small oval window, typically for an upper storey, and sometimes set on a roof slope as a dormer, or above a door to give light. Windows of this type are commonly found in the grand architecture of Baroque France. The term is also so often applied to similar round windows that this must be considered part of the usage. It is sometimes anglicized as an "ox-eye window". The term initially applied to horizontal oval windows, but is also used for vertical ones.
The translations of oeil-de-boeuf from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oeil-de-boeuf» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OEIL-DE-BOEUF» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OEIL-DE-BOEUF»
Discover the use of oeil-de-boeuf in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oeil-de-boeuf and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Windows of this type are commonly found in the grand architecture of Baroque France. The term is also so often applied to similar round windows that this must be considered part of the usage. It is sometimes anglicized as an "ox-eye window.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
New York Magazine
One evening, we chose between a soupe de poisson and a thinnish but assertive
split-pea soup, then had a thick chunk of oeil de boeuf ("Big Eye," a much
admired snapper relative, baked with tomatoes) and roast veal moistened in ...
The Utility of Splendor: Ceremony, Social Life, and ...
... a relatively small, dark room that received light only from the interior courtyard
of the south wing, was enlarged in 1701 by combining it with the adjacent
bedchamber to create the Salle de 1'Oeil de Boeuf. The bedchamber was then
Samuel John Klingensmith, Christian F. Otto, Mark Ashton, 1993
Using French Synonyms
\2\ oeil de boeuf m porte-fenêtre vasistas m vitre f car rear window le modèle
comporte des essuie-glaces pour la lunette arrière french window fanlight la
porte-fenêtre donne sur le jardin ouvre le vasistas pour aérer fermer clore clore
R. E. Batchelor, M. H. Offord, 1993
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972
Szapocznikow shows Stele [plates 81–82] at her last exhibition, titled “Les
Chroniques de l'Oeil de Boeuf,” opening December 11 at the L'Oeil de Boeuf
Gallery in Paris. She spends that Christmas at her home in Malakoff. Exhibitions “
Elena Filipovic, Joanna Mytkowska, 2011
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Paintings
135, ill.; Harambourg 1999, vol. I, no. 584 (as Danseuse a l'Oeil-de-boeuf, Opéra
de Paris), p. 137, ill. A multiethnic group of female ballet dancers is shown here at
rest in the rehearsal area of the attic rotunda of Charles Garnier's Paris Opéra.
Richard R. Brettell, Paul Hayes Tucker, Natalie Henderson Lee, 2009
Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette: Queen of France
Alarmed for the Queen's life, he had gone down the staircases and through the
corridors under the oeil-de-boeuf, by means of which he was accustomed to go to
the Queen's apartments without being under the necessity of crossing that room.
Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan, 2009
... the Mousque- taires, with much else are suppressed : for he too was one of
your suppressors; and unsettling and oversetting, did mere mischief — to the OEil-de-Boeuf. Complaints abound; scarcity, anxiety: it is a changed CEil-de-Boeuf.
Thomas Carlyle, 1837
Drama Trauma: Specters of Race and Sexuality in Performance, ...
The spectators are suddenly confronted with a disorienting shot whose point of
view shifts from wide angle at ground level to a sharp angle looking down
through the frame of an oeil de boeuf above the hall - both the aperture of the oeil
Timothy Murray, 2013
The Love of a Prince: Bonnie Prince Charlie in France, 1744-1748
The arrival of the bride was the signal for the Queen to lead off the procession,
and soon all the ladies made their grand entrance into the Oeil-de-Boeuf. The
Queen immediately took up her position on the left. The Dauphin and the princes
Laurence L. Bongie, 1986
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OEIL-DE-BOEUF»
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Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat steps things up
But its building hasn't quite the majesty of the Hôtel du Cap (a Napoleon III mansion of tall mansards, oeil-de-boeuf windows and wrought-iron ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
RED BANK: HIGH-END ANTIQUES SHOP DEBUTS
Up above the second store is an oeil-de-boeuf – or “bull's eye” – window framed by a patina-coated copper piece salvaged from an early ... «redbankgreen, Apr 15»
Lire entre les lignes
... narrateur juché sur une chaise en train de regarder par un oeil-de-boeuf le baron de Charlus se faisant fouetter par des garçons bouchers. «Le Devoir, Mar 15»
CHURN: A COUNTDOWN CLOCK & A BULL'S EYE
Architecture buffs may have noticed that the building's roof now sports a dormer with an oeil-de-boeuf – or “bull's eye,” if Wikipedia's French is ... «redbankgreen, Jan 15»
Ottawa's historic Saint-Charles church sold to unknown buyer for $4M
He noted that the church building — with its “oeil-de-boeuf,” or circular window, and distinctive bell tower — dates to 1908 and has a heritage ... «Ottawa Citizen, Dec 14»
Hooper's earliest bungalow
Between the two bays is an oeil-de-boeuf circular window punched through the roughcast and held in place with a simple brick ring. «Otago Daily Times, Nov 14»
The best French winery retreats
... low L-shaped structure of honey-coloured stone with oeil-de-boeuf windows, fancy corbels and pineapple finials on its shallow slate roof. «Telegraph.co.uk, Oct 14»
In honour of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
... though, I think I prefer those in the original hotel, a Napoleon III mansion of tall mansards, oeil-de-boeuf windows and wrought-iron balconies, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 14»
Hotel chic: Château de la Resle launch design brand
Located in the village of Montigny, near Auxerre, their six-room B&B is a quintessentially French 17th-century mansion with oeil-de-boeuf ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»
Construction update: Downtown projects pick up pace
In addition, workers are installing a “several-hundred-year-old” antique French window – called an “oeil-de-boeuf,” French for “bull's-eye” – on ... «Los Altos Town Crier, Dec 13»
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