from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A window in a shop arranged for the display of goods.


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  • Charlie thought he may have seen one as large hi a department-store show-window, but he doubted it.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • “Now,” said he, “put such a bonnet as that in the show-window.”

    Acres of Diamonds

  • He did not have a hat or a bonnet in that show-window but what some lady liked before it was made up.

    Acres of Diamonds

  • A show-window delicately rich in error: vases starting out to imitate tree-trunks but running off into blobs of gilt — an aluminum ash-tray labeled “Greetings from Gopher Prairie” — a

    Main Street

  • The selection of the illumination is - similar to the sales room illumination - determined by the kind of goods exhibited in the respective show-window and by the traffic situation.

    9. Commercial Lighting Fittings

  • Because they do not supply sufficient sales room illumination, additional general lighting is required in the form of fluorescent lamps placed above the show-window pane behind the window head.

    9. Commercial Lighting Fittings

  • There were show-window lights on, and the street lamp from outside cast a nice glow.

    Out Like a Light

  • I suppose Pateel passed along some sign, for the Imperial Anthem welled out and we all held still for it, Pateel in robotlike attention, myself in a tired stoop suitable to a middleaged and overworked roan who must do this thing because he must, and all the court like show-window pieces.

    Double Star

  • In one of the side streets of a city which fronts on Long Island Sound is to be found a curiosity-shop whose show-window challenges the attention of all lovers of the quaint and queer by its jumble of cracked and ancient porcelain, old-fashioned brasses and small articles of more or less valuable bric-à-brac.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 of Popular Literature and Science

  • She took a seat at the counter just inside the show-window.

    Flamsted quarries


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