from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Glass suitable for windows, or such as is commonly used for windows, especially the commoner kinds, as distinguished from plate-glass or other more costly varieties.


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  • But have you thought of ordering the window-glass?

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  • Muffled aluminum laughter spat from speakers and shook window-glass.

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  • Flowers were everywhere, their vases shattered on the floor, colorful shards and dead flowers mixing with the broken window-glass.

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  • Tiphani closed her eyes as rounds peppered the Almighty McD, spalling the window-glass.

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  • It was quiet in his box, the scurrying and shouting among the bookmakers 'stands below hardly reaching him through the thick window-glass.

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  • His memory was drifting towards a direction without distance or circumference, so he spent the next five minutes standing next to his dusty-grimy window-glass hoping that she would uncross her arms so that he could rub his erect cock through his dark dress pants ......

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  • I was reading my prayers near the light, and my fire was growing in the darkening window-glass, when, looking up, as I prayed for the fatherless children and widows and all who were desolate and oppressed, — I saw the Eye again.

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  • After my breakfast was cleared away, I sat in the same place with my glasses on, moving my head, now so, and now so, trying whether, with the shining of my fire and the flaws in the window-glass, I could reproduce any sparkle seeming to be up there, that was like the sparkle of an eye.

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  • I lay awake last night, and I could hear the scrape of snails creeping up the window-glass; it was so sad!

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  • He used his thumbnail to scrape a patch of paint from the window-glass, which looked to have been applied half-heartedly at the descent of Prohibition five years before, absently cleaned the grime from underneath his nail with a pen-knife, then settled in to his surveillance with a glass of stale beer before him on the table.

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