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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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4 - 4 kev ), where the use of beryllium windows is not desirable because of their absorption, and the detector must also be inserted in vacuo.
In the end, the author notes, the beryllium windows of NASA spacecraft and those famous glasses make X-ray vision temporary and therefore possible to survive; the gift of seeing through the walls of ignorance and human limitation that protect us is too terrible for ordinary human beings to sustain.