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Word: dormer

Definition: window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room

Sentences Containing 'dormer'

A 28 March 2008 review, also by the "New York Times," reported that "despite the scorching authenticity of some performances," in particular the "star-making, breakout performance of Natalie Dormer as the defiant, courageous proto-feminist martyr Anne Boleyn" the series "fails to live up to the great long-form dramas cable television has produced" largely because "it radically reduces the era's thematic conflicts to simplistic struggles over personal and erotic power."
Dormer, whose real name was Huddleston, was a son of Sir Robert Huddleston, knight.
For more information on this creation, see the Baron Dormer.
He was generally known by the name of Dormer, but he occasionally assumed the alias of Shirley.
In 1791, Knight married Frances, youngest daughter of Charles, 8th Lord Dormer, of Grove Park, by whom he had a son (who died young) and two daughters, Frances (d.s.p.) and Georgiana.
It has a gable roof with wide dormer and a large stone chimney.
It is constructed of clay tile and it features an aerator, conical roof and a hay dormer on the south side.
John Dormer (1636–1700) was an English Jesuit.
Maria Doyle Kennedy is thirteen years older than Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who is, in turn, only five years Natalie Dormer's elder.
The "corps de logis" which contains the remains of the lower-hall and upper-hall, also has a large magnificent Gothic dormer window, made of real stone lacing, with a double projection of formed crockets, creeping foliages, and grotesques on a high roofing of the era.
The Dormer Baronetcy, of Lee Grange in the County of Buckingham, was created in the Baronetage of England on 23 July 1661 for John Dormer.
The Dormer Baronetcy, of Wing ("or" Wenge "or" Wyng) in the County of Buckingham, was created in the Baronetage of England on 10 June 1615.
The large Gothic dormer window has been repaired, the roof has been repaired, and work is underway to repair the western wing of the manor that holds the old kitchen, oratory and the guard-house.
There have been two baronetcies created for persons with the surname Dormer, both in the Baronetage of England.

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