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orientation

Positioning of a structure on a site. Decisions regarding orientation should take into account prevailing winds, solar energy and passive solar heating through windows, the impact of the setting sun on afternoon workers, views, and any other relevant factors.

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"Here, was another great man," remarked Laurence, pointing to the portrait of John Adams.
THE NEXT evening the astral lamp was lighted earlier than usual, because Laurence was very much engaged in looking over the collection of portraits which had been his New-Year's gift from Grandfather.
Philip explained that he did not want him to sit for the figure, but only for the head; he wished to do a portrait of him which he might send to the next Salon.
Philip answered that the head interested him, he thought he could do a good portrait.
He did not like his commission, and disliked the idea of Gania sending a note to Aglaya at all; but when he was two rooms distant from the drawing-room, where they all were, he stopped a though recalling something; went to the window, nearer the light, and began to examine the portrait in his hand.
The portrait, still pursuing me, answered the question: "Look at what you were once; think of what you are now!"
When they entered, they found hanging upon the wall a splendid portrait of their master as they had last seen him, in all the wonder of his exquisite youth and beauty.
'I called in, on my way upstairs, more than half expecting to find you here,' said Ralph, addressing his niece, and looking contemptuously at the portrait. 'Is that my niece's portrait, ma'am?'
She puts the book down, takes another book up, turns the leaves, and presents the portrait to Twemlow.
Bounderby closed the door, and stood before the fire; projecting himself after his old explosive manner into his portrait - and into futurity.
I stopped as usual before the portrait, which seemed in the lamplight to have a new expression, not easily named, but distinctly uncanny.
A snuffbox with the Emperor's portrait is a reward but not a distinction," said the diplomatist- "a gift, rather."