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  • noun A skylight or other device whose purpose it is to direct light into a room.


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From French abat-jour, from abattre ("to throw down") + jour ("day, daylight").


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  • Leaving his limb and horsehair rope where they lay, he walked gingerly across the roof to the abatjour and crouched to peer through one of its scores of clear panes.

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • A section of abatjour pivoted upward, and a horned head with topaz eyes emerged from beneath it, followed by a big, soft-looking paw.

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • It was level or nearly so, a featureless dark surface surrounding an abatjour for the illumination of the conservatory, itself enclosed on three sides by chest-high battlements.

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • Although it was twenty times larger, this roof had no abatjour, and was in fact no more than a broad and extremely long expanse of slightly sloping tar.

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • The lynx emerged from the abatjour and trotted over to stand beneath the window, looking up at them quizzically.

    Nightside The Long Sun


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