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  • n  a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

  • Grim, resolute, Monsignor Ladeuze ordered a new balustrade of which about half was rushed into place last week.
  • Finally, chin outthrust, Benito Mussolini rested both hands on the balustrade and bellowed: "Officers, non-commissioned officers, privates, Black Shirts of the Fascist .
  • Up the balustrade of the exterior staircase stalks a procession of pink elephants, rhinoceroses.
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  • Work due for Troy library
    Troy The 117-year-old building that houses the Troy Public Library will lose sections of its ornate exterior for a while. The library's board announced that work will begin soon to remove the deteriorating sections of the marble balustrades at the top cornices on the south and west sides of the Second Street building, Director Paul Hicok said. "While the marble balustrades are not in imminent ...
    Nov. 30, 2013 - Albany Times Union

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