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WINDOW. An opening made in the wall of a house to admit light and air, and to enable those who are in to look out.
     2. The owner has a right to make as many windows in his house when not built on the line of his property as he may deem proper, although by so doing be may destroy the privacy of his neighbors. Bac. Ab. Actions in general, B.
     3. In cities and towns it is evident that the owner of a house cannot open windows in the partition wall without the consent of the owner of the adjoining property, unless he possesses the right of having ancient lights. (q.v.) The opening of such windows and destroying the privacy of the adjoining property, is not, however, actionable; the remedy against such encroachment is by obstructing them, without encroaching upon the rights of the party who opened them, so as to prevent a right from being acquired by twenty years use. 3 Camp. 82.

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When the flowers have faded, the bulb needs to gather its strength again, so keep the plant growing on your window sill and feed and water it regularly.
The window sill and glass of the window were damaged by a small fire but nobody was injured.
Robert Williams, whose mum has temporary respite care at Nant Silyn care home in Wrexham, complained to the council after finding an ashtray full of stubbed out cigarettes on the window sill.
Your toddler has discovered how to climb and is particularly pleased when he can get on to the window sill in the living room.
The experts took the two bullets that hit the window sill for forensic analysis.
And about two years ago, a friend of mine found one on her window sill.
She was given to me by my bridesmaid and sits on the window sill in the big lounge.
THE window sill is an ideal place for growing a wide range of house plants - shade-loving plants should be grown on north facing window sills (cordyline, ficus, syngonium), while light requiring plants are ideally suited for a south facing window (calathea, achemea).
He took everything out that he needed and placed it on the window sill.
As I approached his room, the big gate was closed but I could see him - what I thought was - sitting on the window sill.
As I approached his room I could see what I thought was him sitting on the window sill.
Tracy said: "I've come a bloody long way from my mum's window sill - the original Tracy Ullman show.