from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sash or light frame in which panes of glass are set for windows. See sash.


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  • Excitedly, I sprang down the steps, and, guided by the rattle of the window-sash, reached the door of one of the empty bedrooms, at the back of the house.

    The House on the Borderland

  • We need to redeploy the window-sash prisms for the winter -- an assortment of glass that throws rainbows all over the room, but we have to take them down in the summer when we want to, you know, _open_ the windows.

    Chickadees and icicles

  • I lifted up the window-sash quick, and jumped in; but before I made two steps Jim sprang past me, and raised his pistol.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Clemens one day got up in a chair in his room on the second floor to pull down the high window-sash.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • The aromatic herbs were still smoking, and spirals of bluish vapour blended at the window-sash with the fog that was coming in.

    Madame Bovary

  • Rachel had opened her window-shutters, as was her wont when the moon was up, and with her small white hands on the window-sash, looked into the wooded solitudes, lost in haunted darkness in every direction but one, and there massed in vaporous and discoloured foliage, hardly more distinct, or less solemn.

    Wylder's Hand

  • She must have left something — a bag, or a white basket upon the window-sash.

    Wylder's Hand

  • Turning away from the old man, I leant my brow upon the window-sash, gazing across the dark plain, scattered with fires like distant stars.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • He had turned suddenly, and his long, thin finger was pointing to a hole which had been drilled right through the lower window-sash, about an inch above the bottom.

    The Adventure of the Dancing Men.

  • Bob and Nellie do anything save gape with astonishment, the window-sash was violently forced down; and, without a ` by your leave 'or any word of warning, a strange uncouth figure, so it seemed to their startled gaze, came squeezing through the opening and fell on the floor of the carriage at their feet in a clumsy sprawl.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel


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