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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 254 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FENESTRATION (from O. Fr. fenestre, modern fenelre, Lat. fenestra, a window, connected with Gr. cbaivety, to show), an architectural term applied to the arrangement of windows on the front of a building, more especially when, in the absence of columns or pilasters separating them, they constitute its chief architectural embellishment. The term " fenestral "is given to a frame or " chassis " on which oiled paper or thin cloth was strained to keep out wind and rain when the windows were not glazed.
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