from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See sill., n. a foundation.

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  • noun More usual spelling of sill when used in the context of an underwater horizontal member which forms the base of a lock gate on a canal or river.


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  • Ive found louise and she's living with another abuser plus there's stuff going on here that's doing my head in. lou looks like cill trevelyan and she was married to one of cills rapists for a while. she says there's things mum kept to herself to save the family embarrassment and I want to know what they are.

    Disordered Minds

  • Thenceforth this church (cill mor, i.e. great church) imparted its name to the surrounding parish and also to the diocese, just as the church of Triburna did before, or just as the town of Cavan has given its name to the whole County of Cavan.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • The old oak sliding shutters are still there, and two more fine stone mantelpieces; on one hearth the original encaustic tiles with patterns, chiefly a Maltese cross, and the oak cill surrounding them, are _in situ_.

    Vanishing England

  • First, the arched cill of the central window, and second, the manner in which the back of the gable over the central door has been chamfered off so that it should not come up close to the glass and make a dark triangle against the lower part of the window when seen from the inside.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans With an Account of the Fabric & a Short History of the Abbey

  • At that moment a shot struck the cill of the port nearest to the spot where Owen was seated, killing one man and wounding another, then flying across the deck close to Mr Ashurst, it committed further havoc on the other side, laying low another of the crew.

    Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs A Tale of Land and Sea

  • Building Regulations insist on the lower panes being toughened glass, but when the window is open there is nothing to stop a child from falling out due to the low cill. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I have similar blocks for windows but the elevations are set to give standard head height when they are inserted - the window height adjustment lowers the cill.

    All Discussion Groups: Message List - root

  • This year I failed even to buy a couple of bulbs to put in glasses on the window cill, but I did see some in the Co-op as I rushed out on Thursday, so they are on my shopping list for later.

    Good in Parts

  • I can't tell you how many of those plants I tried to grow on the window-cill, without success.

    Irish Blogs

  • Well keep banging them out, you tell your friends, I'll tell my friends, that we can be friends and we can cill every weekend (HAHA)!



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