from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A window sash that opens outward by means of hinges.
- n. A window with such sashes.
- n. A case or covering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a window sash that is hinged on the side and opens outward
- n. a window having such sashes; a casement window (Wikipedia)
- n. a casemate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A window sash opening on hinges affixed to the upright side of the frame into which it is fitted. (Poetically) A window.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture: A frame for glass, as forming a window or part of a window, and made to open by swinging on hinges which are generally affixed to a vertical side of the opening into which it is fitted.
- n. A compartment between the mullions of a window
- n. A deep hollow molding used chiefly in cornices, and similar to the scotia of classical or cavetto of Italian architecture. Oxford Glossary. Sometimes, erroneously, casemate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a window sash that is hinged (usually on one side)
To express it in the same idle imagery it would be the fact that even a casement is a part of a house, as a kettle is a part of a household.
Looking through the casement was the visage of the mariner, no longer stern, but moved with unutterable emotion, and tears, yes, tears trickling down his weather-beaten cheeks.
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` Drop the Bible into the room, 'for I had seen that the casement was a little open.
The only object of attraction to be seen from the casement was a fine view of the sea; but Ernest had been too long a sojourner on the wild waste of waters, not to have become weary of their monotony, and tired of gazing at what had been so long a familiar object, he turned his attention to the interior of the room.
The casement was a double one, but I felt sure I could drive a bullet through one of them.
The grills on each side of the entrance to the main hall were open; that is, the casement windows were thrown back.
Through a rent in the wall, forming a kind of casement, and about ten feet from the ground, the light now broke over the matted and rank soil, embedded, as it were, in vast masses of shade, and streaming through a mouldering portico hard at hand.
Glancing up to the window casement, she noted the sun was high in the morning sky.
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