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  • n. Plural form of casement.


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  • Shylock prefers the literal word of 'casements' - windows - to the metaphoric 'ears'.


  • As he softly opened the door which led into the Long Gallery he found he was not alone: leaning against one of the casements was a female.

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  • There was no little rivalry in the matter of interior embellishments; those skilled in the use of implements took great pride in hewing out and adding more or less elaborate ornamentation to the facades of their habitations, -- such as casements, door-posts and capitals, awnings, porches, and so forth.

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  • Nearly as good are "casements" or awning-style windows that crank open and closed.


  • Large casements set into the top of the eastern arc of the room provided the only illumination, most brightly at a specific time of day, shortly after dawn.

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  • Not everything here is tumescent: Théo van Rysselberghe's seascape "Big Clouds" (1893) is a bit of Seurat pointillism on the Danube, and in Klimt's "Forester House in Weissenbach on the Attersee" (1912), the open casements are painted with Van Gogh's flamelike passion.

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  • At the sound of a distance whine, Banford dropped back into cover, barely ahead of the muffled, distant whump that shook plaster from the ceiling and blew in dirt through the empty casements.

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  • The stairs became a spiral here, worming their way up through the shrinking space, then on through an area with narrow platforms and square casements containing the clockworks, one facing each direction.

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  • The sky was completely black now, but the outside floodlights had come on, lighting the window casements like small stages against the darkness.

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  • These headlamp casements are designed to channel streaming air away from the side mirrors, to reduce aero drag and wind noise.

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