from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long and slender casting of some cheap metal hung by a sash-cord in the casing of a window-frame and used to counterbalance the weight of the sash.


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  • Sally heard this because she had pulled down the top sash of her window to breathe the sea air, regardless of the fact she well knew, and described thus -- that the sash-weight stuck and clunkled and wouldn't come down.

    Somehow Good

  • Great leaden thing like an enormous sash-weight and as heavy —”

    Vintage Murder


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