Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any device for filling all or part of the opening of a window, particularly if it is ornamental, as the pierced lattices of the Arabs; also, the glass filling of a stained or painted window.

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Examples

  • (Soundbite of music) WAS: Buddy wasn't but 7 years old when he fashioned his first make-shift instrument out of a lighter-fluid can, some window-screen wire and tacks.

    Buddy Guy, Bridging Blues and Rock

  • He'd sit in his ground-floor dorm-room, sheilded by the window-screen, and squirt passers-by, then duck and cover.

    Boing Boing: April 14, 2002 - April 20, 2002 Archives

  • In some towns the streets are nearly straight and cross each other like the wires of a window-screen.

    Where We Live A Home Geography

  • Its proportions were magnificent, and filled up the whole breadth of the window-screen; nay, the shoulders shot away latterly beyond its utmost limits, and were lost in space, having apparently nothing whereon to cast their mighty image.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 359, March 7, 1829

  • He was merely puzzled, as a June-bug is puzzled when it bumps up against a wire window-screen.

    Mr. Crewe's Career — Complete

  • To him went the curio case of Venetian glass; one pair of tall blue-and-white Mohammedan cylindrical vases; fourteen examples of Chinese jade, including several artists 'water-dishes and a pierced window-screen of the faintest tinge of green.

    The Financier, a novel

  • It was her shadow Buxton had seen on the window-screen; and as none of

    The Deserter

  • Ivy is a beautiful plant, and is capable of forming a most elegant window-screen.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • It has been suggested that not a bad idea of it may be obtained by looking at a Full Moon through a wire-gauze window-screen.

    The Story of Eclipses

  • Venetian glass; one pair of tall blue-and-white Mohammedan cylindrical vases; fourteen examples of Chinese jade, including several artists’ water-dishes and a pierced window-screen of the faintest tinge of green.

    The Financier

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