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  • It must have been used at one time or other, by somebody engaged in a profession or a trade which required for the practice of it a great deal of light; for the one window in the room, which looked out on a wide open space at the back of the house, was three or four times as large, every way, as a garret-window usually is.

    A House to Let

  • The servant opened the garret-window and parleyed for some time with a man in the street below.

    Madame Bovary

  • The slates threw straight down a heavy heat that gripped her temples, stifled her; she dragged herself to the closed garret-window.

    Madame Bovary

  • Then she took a skull with grinning teeth, put some ornaments on it and a wreath of flowers, carried it upstairs to the garret-window, and let it look out from thence.

    Household Tales

  • The Miltons lived in Bread Street, and out of the back garret-window of their house could catch a glimpse of the Globe Theater.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • The servant opened the garret-window and parleyed for some time with a man in the street below.

    Madame Bovary

  • And the Lascar, who had developed an interest in, and an odd fondness for, the child who had spoken to him in his own tongue, had been pleased with the work; and, having the silent swiftness and agile movements of many of his race, he had made his evening journeys across the few feet of roof from garret-window to garret-window, without any trouble at all.

    Sara Crewe; or What Happened at Miss Minchin's

  • The skylight was open, and it was easy to guess that he had crept out of his master's garret-window, which was only a few feet away and perfectly easy to get in and out of, even for a climber less agile than a monkey.

    Sara Crewe; or What Happened at Miss Minchin's

  • And the Lascar, who had developed an interest in, and an odd fondness for, the child who had spoken to him in his own tongue, had been pleased with the work; and, having the silent swiftness and agile movements of many of his race, he had made his evening journeys across the few feet of roof from garret-window to garret-window, without any trouble at all.

    Sara Crewe: or, What happened at Miss Minchin's boarding school

  • The skylight was open, and it was easy to guess that he had crept out of his master's garret-window, which was only a few feet away and perfectly easy to get in and out of, even for a climber less agile than a monkey.

    Sara Crewe: or, What happened at Miss Minchin's boarding school

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