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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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The most common scenario is communication with the middle ear secondary to rupture of the oval or round window.
Five anatomic sites in each middle ear cavity (lateral epitympanum, posterior crus of the stapes, the sinus tympani, eustachian tube orifice, and round window niche) were marked with paint.
I'd stay local, I'm quite a traditionalist, but I'd like an old garden, stained glass and I've always wanted a round window.
She had driven around and behind the house on the main road, and when she returned home, she thought that the radiating glow from the round window was the moon itself.
When converting the farm buildings in which we live, Bren and I were refused permission to include a round window at one end of the house.
1,2) For example, in humans, the round window membrane is recessed within a deep bony niche, which protects it from contact with ear drops that may be in the middle ear space.
From the front its two t ier roof - due to front - and differing window styles, including skylights, dormer and even a round window, already make it stand out.
We decided to put in this round window to add interest and we're really pleased with the 'porthole' look it created.
The focal point of this floor is the beautiful master bedroom with double built in wardrobes and en suite shower room with one-and-a-half sized shower and round window.