from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A glazed window in which the glass is set in a sash, and not in the wall; hence, a window that can be opened.


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  • He doesn't greatly care for it, but then he didn't greatly care for his career at the hated BBC, which foundered because of his propensity for playing too much mournful music on Radio 3, nor for his subsequent makeshift jobs as a removal man, shoe salesman or sash-window replacer.

    The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

  • Then I looked up and I viddied that there was a sash-window above the front door and that it would be a lot more skorry to just do the old pletcho climb and get in that way.

    Where's the show?

  • Her chamber was narrow, neat, unobtrusive, with a long sash-window, facing the East on the back court-yard of the house.

    Les Miserables

  • In less than a minute, two thirds of the stones which Enjolras had had piled up at the door of Corinthe had been carried up to the first floor and the attic, and before a second minute had elapsed, these stones, artistically set one upon the other, walled up the sash-window on the first floor and the windows in the roof to half their height.

    Les Miserables

  • The window on the landing-place, which was a sash-window, was open.

    Les Miserables

  • A notably clean Englishwoman keeps this small house, and my bedroom is sweetened with lavender, has a clean sash-window, and the walls are, moreover, adorned with ballads of Fair Rosamond and Cruel Barbara Allan.


  • She sighed as she looked up at the sash-window, whence one day she had sent her first kiss to him who now shed as much sorrow as glory on her life.

    At the Sign of the Cat and Racket

  • Through the sash-window a patch of dark sky was seen between the pointed roofs.

    Madame Bovary

  • The whole sash-window pane was out, so I climbed in and went along the passage.

    Here Lies Gloria Mundy

  • Leeds, and thrusting up the sash-window James Cliff was put into the parlour and handed out some things to Price and Sparks.

    Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences


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