Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Word of the day: dormer

The word of the day is dormer:
  1. Also called dormer window. a vertical window in a projection built out from a sloping roof.
  2. the entire projecting structure.
1592, originally "window of a sleeping room," from M.Fr. dormeor "sleeping room," from dormir "to sleep," from L. dormire (see dormant).


"It was a red-brick Georgian Colonial, boxy but handsome in a quiet kind of way, two and a half stories high with dormered windows and a chimney on each end."

 - Octavia Butler, Kindred

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