from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A catch or locking-device for holding a window-sash open or shut.


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  • That was Mr. Brunger's discovery after examination of the window-latch where George's knife had marked it, the sill where George's boots had scratched it.

    Once Aboard the Lugger

  • The window-latch is firm, the curtain does not tremble,

    A Lesson to My Ghost

  • It was the work of only a minute to force the window-latch.

    The Treasure-Train

  • To force a window-latch required (if memory served) a long flat-bladed knife -- a kitchen knife; and P. Sybarite happened to have no such implement about him.

    The Day of Days An Extravaganza

  • Then she heard him fumbling with the window-latch.

    The Black

  • As he had his hand on the window-latch he heard a quick step directly behind him.

    The Rover Boys in Camp or, The Rivals of Pine Island

  • "Poultry-farming," laughed Fetherston, as, standing on tiptoe, he examined the window-latch by flashing on the electric torch.

    The Doctor of Pimlico Being the Disclosure of a Great Crime

  • That was the style of the letter, and it ended by imploring me to leave the window-latch open, and to be in the front room at three in the morning, when he would come to receive my last kiss and to bid me farewell.

    Beyond the City


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