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English citations of pentice
- 1901, Canada Dept. of Labour, The Labour Gazette, page 370
- In Ontario where a shaft is being sunk below levels in which work is going on, a suitable pentice shall be provided for the protection of workmen in the shaft.
- 1908, Magnus Colbjørn Ihlseng, Eugene Benjamin Wilson, A Manual of Mining: Based on the Course of Lectures on Mining Delivered at page 511
- This leaves a roof of rock ("pentice") (Fig. 176), that shields the men. When another lift has been started the pentice is cut away,
- 1912, Handbook of Mining Details, compiled from the Engineering and Mining Journal,
- While affording protection to the miners, the pentice at the same time precludes the possibility of loading the muck from the working face, directly into the skip.
- 1990, Joan Thirsk, Peter J. Bowden, C. G. A. Clay, Maurice Willmore Barley, J. A. Chartres, Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales, 1500-1750, page 34
- In the sixteenth century, when business was still carried on in open premises, the wooden pentice was a necessity of trade. It extended several feet into the street, as far as the 'eavesdropping' […] The right to erect 'standings' with 'balks' or counters beneath the pentice and to let them out to country folk on market days was sometimes a valuable privilege of burgage tenure.
- 2003, Sylvia Landsberg, The Medieval Garden, page 122
- The twelve-foot ventilator shafts in the Law Courts wall were concealed behind a magnificent pentice designed by the architect, just as a pentice had linked the kitchens and hall of Henry III's nearby Clarendon Palace.
- 2005, Caroline M. Barron, London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500, page 52
- here it can be seen that the butchers displayed their wares on rails beneath an overhanging pentice whereas the fishmongers used trestle tables
- 2007, Linda Lear, Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, page 210
- When it was finished in 1906 the new wing had a pentice roof across the front, sheltering the door.