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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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At one stage as they waited for help in the former quarry, north of Crieff, the water rose to window level.
The A470 at Maenan near Llanrwst, and the Dyfi Bridge at Machynlleth were both shut yesterday - although some drivers still risked trying to pass in water that came up to window level.
We now live in Manhattan, and the parade passes right by our apartment building, the balloons at window level.
Magistrates heard that the tall hedge meant a substantial loss of light for their neighbours, particularly at ground floor window level.
The cargo space with the rear luggage cover in place is 410 litres, which rises to 860 litres to window level and a total of 1513 litres to the roof with the rear seats folded.
Unless a trucker is holding a texting device above window level, it will be hard for police to spot violators.
As 80 percent of burglars break in through windows, vents or sky lights, he said, it could be beneficial to keep shrubbery below window level and at least two feet away from the home.
It is every inch a standalone model right down to the light clusters that fold around the back of the car, and the switching of the rear door handles into the pillar at window level.