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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LINTEL

He stood swaying—then leaned against the lintel of the door.

She was about to slam the door in my face, but I pushed my foot between it and the lintel.

He ended with a hollow groan and the weight of his body against the lintel.

The height of the tablinum at the lintel should be one eighth more than its width.

The height of the lintel should be equivalent to the width of the jambs at the top.

She leaned on the doorway with her forehead against the lintel.

He dismissed the cab and pressed a bell in the lintel of the door.

On the lintel of the gate and in the lock dust lies accumulated.

A pipe of quaint design is cold upon the lintel of the lattice window.

The lintel was low and Jennings was compelled to stoop in order to enter.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French lintel "threshold" (13c., Modern French linteau), of uncertain origin, probably a variant of lintier, from Vulgar Latin *limitaris "threshold," from Latin limitaris (adj.) "that is on the border," from limes (genitive limitis) "border, boundary" (see limit (n.)). Altered by influence of Latin limen "threshold."

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