Definition: nook; recess
Definition: nook; recess
Sentences Containing 'alcove'
Two persons were coming down the stairs; he had only time to creep into an alcove to avoid them.
At the same time, the tail-lamps were refreshed, with extensions to either side of the license plate alcove and white turn signal lenses replacing the previous model's amber rear turn signals.
The interior of the rock alcove is adorned with many pictographs created by the Chumash, Salinan and Yokut peoples over many thousands of years.
The MacRae Monument or memorial near the village was built around 1750 by John Swan and is of the Corinthian style, with alcove, urns and obelisk.
The Great Hall was once the home of an Athena Lemnia statue (damaged in 1997) that is now located in a high alcove in the Rhys Carpenter Art and Archaeology Library.
He then threw her to the ground and dragged her into a rubbish bin alcove where he repeatedly hit her head on the pavement.
The police found Lady Ashton lying face down diagonally across the concrete floor of the small bin alcove.
Her tomb-chest with full-length recumbent alabaster effigy by Edward Bowring Stephens is situated in St Clement's Church, Powderham, against the east wall of the south transept, with a plaster-cast in the chapel attached to Powderham Castle, in an ogee arched alcove in the north wall of the chancel.
At 2.00 am Jimmy, on the first watch in an alcove in the hallway, thinks he hears a noise coming from the library, a room that leads on to the terrace.
She does so but goes to check on Jimmy in his alcove.
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