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carrel, carol, carrol.
1. Aisle divided into chapels, or the screens dividing it, or the divisions themselves.

2. Small enclosure, room, niche, compartment, or study in a cloister or any other small space used for study, as in a library, etc.

3. Light in a Gothic window defined by the bars of tracery.

4. Baywindow.

5. Any precinct, or space defined by railings, etc.

6. Pane of glass secured by cames in a leaded light.

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carrel

car·rel / ˈkarəl/ • n. a small cubicle with a desk for the use of a reader or student in a library. ∎ hist. a small enclosure or study in a cloister.

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carrel

carrel study in a monastic cloister. XV (used hist. XVIII–XIX and more recently revived for a study in a library). — OF. carole, medL. carola, of unkn. orig.

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