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Curtains and blinds

blind

noun

a window cover that you pull down from the top to the bottom

curtain

noun

a long piece of cloth, usually one of a pair, that hangs down and covers a window

curtain

noun

a long piece of material that hangs down and separates one part of a room from another

curtain rail

noun

a long thin pole that a curtain hangs from

drapes

noun

curtains made of heavy cloth

full-length

adjective

full-length curtains go to the floor

lace curtain

noun

a curtain made of lace or another light white material that is thin enough to let light pass through it

net curtain

noun

a curtain made of material that you can see through

pelmet

noun

a narrow piece of wood or cloth used as decoration across the top of a window in order to hide the curtain rod

roller blind

noun

a piece of cloth for covering a window that is rolled around a pole fixed to the top of the window. The American word is window shade.

screen

noun

a wire or plastic net in a frame that fits in a door or window and lets air into a building but keeps insects out

shade

noun

a roller blind

shutter

noun

a cover that can be closed over the outside of a window

slat

noun

a thin flat piece of wood, metal etc, used especially for making furniture or window blinds

valance

noun

a pelmet

venetian blind

noun

a blind across a window, made of flat narrow pieces joined with string

weather strip

noun

a thin piece of material such as plastic that is placed around the sides of a door or window to prevent cold air from coming in

weatherstrip

verb

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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