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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 676 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PANE (Fr. pan, Lat. pannus, a cloth, garment), originally a piece of cloth, especially one of a number of pieces of cloth or other material joined to form one piece for a garment; the word is thus also applied to the " slashes " in the material of a dress made to show a rich lining or the colour of a lining when different from the outer side of the garment. In this sense the word only survives in English in " counterpane," an outer coverlet for a bed. " Pane " is used frequently for the flat side of anything, especially in diamond-cutting of the sides to the " table " of a brilliant, or to the faces of a bolt nut or hammer-head. The most common use of the word now is that of a piece of glass filling a compartment in a window. In architecture the word is also applied to a bay of a window, compartment of a partition, side of a tower, turret, &c. (See BAY and HALF-TIMBER
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