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    Lintel

    Hi,

    Please let me know if the sentences below are right:

    a) Don't extend the lintel of the housebeyond the legal limit otherwise the police will demand a bribe.


    b) In your area people have extended their lintels but where I stay the goverment is very stringent about these things.

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    Re: Lintel

    Quote Originally Posted by princesabharwal View Post

    a) Don't extend the lintel of the house_beyond the legal limit otherwise the police will demand a bribe.


    b) In your area people have extended their lintels but where I stay (do you mean 'live'?) the government is very stringent about these things.

    I understand lintel to mean 'a horizontal support across the top of a door or window' (OECD).

    What is the lintel of a house?

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    Re: Lintel

    Thanks

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    Re: Lintel

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I understand lintel to mean 'a horizontal support across the top of a door or window' (OECD).

    What is the lintel of a house?

    Rover
    I imagine it's the lintel over the front door. What intrigues me is where this is true. In the UK there are things called Building Regulations (known colloquially as '[Building] Regs'), which may well put limits on the extent of a lintel, but they are not policed by the Police and bribes aren't involved anyway.

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    Re: Lintel

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I imagine it's the lintel over the front door. What intrigues me is where this is true. In the UK there are things called Building Regulations (known colloquially as '[Building] Regs'), which may well put limits on the extent of a lintel, but they are not policed by the Police and bribes aren't involved anyway.

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    It's true in India, Bob. I know a man in Rajasthan who had the (illegally constructed) front of his house demolished by the police because he stopped paying the necessary bribes.

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