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Newel  n.  A novelty; a new thing. (Obs.)

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"Newel" Quotes from Famous Books

... against the newel-post of a brown-stone stoop, and stood there gazing wildly into ...
— R. Holmes & Co. • John Kendrick Bangs

... rises by a steep slope to within a foot of the ceiling with which it is connected by short but heavy columns of dripstone, and another line of pillars of graduated height meets this at right angles near the middle and ends in an immense stalagmite that stands at the foot of the slope like a grand newel post. ...
— Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills • Luella Agnes Owen

... she came back into the hall and closed the door. On each side of the door was a panel of leaded glass, and she pressed her face to one of the little square panes, and peered anxiously out. The light from the newel-post behind her emphasized the darkness, so that she could distinguish only the dim outline of ...
— Sandy • Alice Hegan Rice

... stricken girl seek her room and hide her suffering there; but the shock had stunned her to the point of physical weakness. Already a hand was pressed above her heart, that ached cruelly; and as she moved to cross to the foot of the staircase her knees gave under her. She clutched the newel-post for support, waiting to find strength for ...
— Red Masquerade • Louis Joseph Vance

... the cage on the flat top of the newel post and, taking Miss Carter's package in her arms, she went up as fast as she could. She had to tell Miss Carter of Lottie Schuneman's wedding and of the invitation that she and Jenny Lind were to receive, and Miss Carter had to open the parcel and show the contents to ...
— Mary Rose of Mifflin • Frances R. Sterrett

... shod, and even knocked off work an hour earlier to walk to Big Bend and a rival shop. But the next morning when the trustful and anxious mother appeared at the forge she uttered a scream of delight. Jack had neatly joined a hollow iron globe, taken from the newel post of some old iron staircase railing, to the two prongs, and covered it with a coat of red fireproof paint. It was true that its complexion was rather high, that it was inclined to be top-heavy, and that in the long run the other dolls suffered considerably by enforced association ...
— Selected Stories • Bret Harte

Words linked to "Newel" :   post, newel post, column, pillar

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