Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The small rope which connects a sliding sash with the weight which serves as a counterpoise. The cord passes over a pulley which has a deep groove in its circumference.

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Examples

  • A woman was found sash-cord strangled outside Lake Weir.

    American Tabloid

  • Klein had apparently hanged himself, about the middle of the night, with a sash-cord.

    Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets

  • A., facing me, saw from my expression that something had happened, and, with the instinct of a sportsman, began to pull in his sash-cord and coil it neatly out of the scene of action.

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

  • To fifty yards of line of the thickness of sash-cord was attached a large Colorado spoon, armed with one big triangle, and mounted on an eighth of an inch brass wire.

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

  • How many people even know how to replace a broken sash-cord, for instance?

    As I Please

  • Thus equipped he was just closing the door after him when another thought struck him and he returned to slip a coil of light, strong sash-cord, 36 J 9078, over his shoulders to his waist where he deftly tautened it.

    Success A Novel

  • But I can point with pride to at least three doors that I've coaxed into shuttin ', I've solved the mystery of what happens to a window-weight when the sash-cord breaks, and I've rigged up two drop-lights without gettin' myself electrocuted or askin 'any advice from Mr. Edison.

    The House of Torchy

  • Back at Palada, Jerkline Jo began hunting up the expert skinners who had pulled the long sash-cord lines for her foster father, and who had drifted to parts unknown since the completion of the paved road that had virtually put Pickhandle Modock out of the running.

    The She Boss A Western Story

  • He managed to open it some ten inches, and then, as a protest against this interference with its gradual decay, the sash-cord broke.

    Nicky-Nan, Reservist

  • His own eye was a hawk's for loose fences, loose slates, badly-hung gates, even a broken sash-cord.

    Foe-Farrell

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