from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the parts of the frame of a window or window-sash.
  • n. A bar of wood or iron for securing a window or the shutters of it when closed.
  • n. A horizontal bar fitted in a window or doorway, to prevent a child from falling through.
  • n. plural Latticework, as on a woman's stomacher.


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  • Coquart, who was putting away the papers of this wretched case, told me that a very handsome woman had taken the Conciergerie by storm, wanting to save Lucien, whom she was quite crazy about, and that she fainted away on seeing him hanging by his necktie to the window-bar of his room.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • The fact is that as long as the eye is turned to the bright window-pane a more intensive blood-activity occurs in the portions of the eye's background met by the light than in those where the dark window-bar throws its shadow on the retina.

    Man or Matter

  • The girl leaned on the window-bar, half-shut her eyes, and seemed to go to sleep for a moment.

    Bliss, and Other Stories

  • Therefore I only laughed and departed, and she leaned over the window-bar in the night and mocked me down the street.

    Soldiers Three

  • Then I tried the window-bar, and found it firmly fixed.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • Robin fought for his place on the projecting stones, clung to the rough wall, gripped a window-bar and drew himself yet higher.

    Come Rack! Come Rope!

  • "In the pocket of this cloak," said Valentine, "I have a silken rope ladder, with hooks which will clasp the window-bar of her room."

    Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

  • The elbows indispensable to them rested on the window-bar.

    Somehow Good

  • She crossed her arms on the iron window-bar, and gazed silently down on the startled group below.

    Shapes that Haunt the Dusk

  • When he stepped out, the bath was over; he never returned for a second dip, but passed at once to a favorite corner of the window-bar, and stood there a most disconsolate-looking object, shivering with cold, with plumage completely disheveled, but making not the least effort to dry his feathers for several minutes.

    In Nesting Time


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