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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUNETTE

Only on Sans Quartier's cabbage-patch the lunette now stood complete.

It seems that there was a lunette over the top, containing a Pietà.

The archbishop fell to the ground, as did the lunette of the monstrance.

This work has a lunette which is generally, and I suppose correctly, ascribed to Gaudenzio.

The lunette, however, was evidently painted by the Limbourgs.

It is figured in the lunette of the vault in the accompanying engraving.

The fresco in the lunette is by Michele di Ridolfo Ghirlandaio.

These soon silenced its guns, and the lunette was abandoned by the garrison.

How dignified was his sense of repose, is seen in the lunette of the Ascension.

The escarp of Lunette 53 was successfully breached by this method.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "semi-circular horseshoe," from Middle French lunette (13c.), literally "little moon," diminutive of lune "moon," from Latin luna (see luna). Later applied to a wide range of objects and ornamentations resembling a crescent moon.

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