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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.