from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a carriage, a window in the side of the body, as distinguished from the windows in the doors.
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The only problem is that if you make too much of a fuss out on the flatlands you get a shotgun poked through your quarter-light.
In the weird, wild quarter-light that follows sunset at that altitude they resembled the bones of a monster.
When you're practising beforehand, pay attention to what's in your nearside rear quarter-light (for instance, a lampost or corner of a wall).
The addition of a small, fixed front quarter-light window improves driver visibility.