from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A special form of window projecting from the wall. See the quotation from Chambers.


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  • Mysie flew to the shot-window in the full ardour of unrestrained female curiosity.

    The Monastery

  • So she went up to him, and all simply she took him by the hand and led him into a shot-window and set him down by her; and he, all trembling for love and fear of her, might not forbear, but kissed her face and her mouth many times; and she grew as hot as fire, and somewhat she wept.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • My legs were shaky, so I dropped beside him, and gladly copied his position to avoid the choking fumes of a brass brazier of flaming wood which crackled in a recessed shot-window of the mighty outer wall.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • It was icy cold, as we hid there, motionless, from murky daylight until dark, our minds seeming suspended within these massive walls, through whose every shot-window the piercing mist streamed like a white pennant.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • ”Then she has ta’en a crystal wand, And she has stroken her troth thereon, She has given it him out at the shot-window, 115Wi’ mony a sigh and heavy groan.

    Clerk Saunders

  • She has given (it) him out at the shot-window, 1035

    Sweet William's Ghost

  • "Aha!" cried De Aquila from his shot-window, when we dismounted.

    Puck of Pook's Hill

  • He drew a curtain by the shot-window and showed us the shaft of a well in the thickness of the wall.

    Puck of Pook's Hill

  • 'Here was set out (Hugh read it us whispering) every jest De Aquila had made to us touching the King; every time he had called out to me from the shot-window, and every time he had said what he would do if he were

    Puck of Pook's Hill

  • I have heard him cry aloud by the fishing boats: "If I were King of England I would do thus and thus"; and when I rode out to see that the warning-beacons were laid and dry, he hath often called to me from the shot-window:

    Puck of Pook's Hill


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