from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sill of a window. See sill, 1.


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  • As Michael started out of the room on the end of a rope, a plaintive call of reminder came from the window-sill, where perched a tiny, snow-white cockatoo.


  • All of which the gutter-cat did, despite the positive evidence of her senses that this human noise had proceeded from the white bird itself on the window-sill.


  • Captain Haskett-Smith seems to be holding his own camera, and leans against the window-sill of a charming small sitting-room which, eighty years later, Naomi Miller and I used as an office when together we worked as aides to Davis McCaughey, certainly the most beautiful, tranquil, and comfortable I shall ever occupy.

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  • She's now hanging out on my sewing room window-sill with my cute Valentine's pup and my funky plastic bag chicken I got in Camden Market (looks like these only mine is yellow and pink).

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  • If you have a sofa or couch in front of the window, you can still put a table behind it and make it look like a window-sill.

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  • Then Merlo was on a level with the window on the floor below, and his feet touched soundlessly on the window-sill.

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  • The firemen had been much perturbed at the strange arrange - ments which they had found within, and still more so by discov - ering a newly severed human thumb upon a window-sill of the second floor.

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  • Each September after that, regular as clockwork, there would come a command for "dear General Flashman" to take the train north to Kailyard Castle, and there would be my own room, with a bowl of late roses on the window-sill, and a bottle of brandy on the side-table with a discreet napkin over it - they knew my style.


  • A sudden idea occurred to me, and I took the candle from the window-sill, where the butler had placed it.

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  • 'There's your dinner on the window-sill,' she said.

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