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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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This dirt-free, quiet and energy efficient windowsill garden and can grow a wide range of botanicals including basil, rosemary, sage, kale, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, lavender and orchids.
Sow onion seed on a warm windowsill for planting out in March.
When a great wind turns the town upside down, the little wooden duck is blown off the windowsill into the river below.
1 Windowsill wonders - Now that our gardens are taking on that rather dull, dirty winter look, wouldn't it be nice if you could have a pot of bright green vegetation to look at and even to eat?
OPEN AND SHUT CASE AN elderly man was so annoyed at hearing the same tune over and over that he called police to report his neighbours - only to discover the culprit was a greeting card on his windowsill.
With a sunny windowsill and the right choice of plants, you can create your own mini herb garden indoors and have a constant supply of fresh leaves to flavor your favorite dishes.
Written by senior poet and children's author Ruth Dallas, The Joy of a Ming Vase is a compilation of brief, poems expressing the quiet pleasure of contemplation, whether of priceless objects of art, a cactus on the windowsill, or tombstones within a still cemetery.
A paired t-test was used to compare floor or windowsill sample data collected at the baseline and at the follow-up.
You can begin by sprouting seeds in Styrofoam cups on your kitchen windowsill.
This guide offers dozens of ideas for easy, low-cost ways a person can attract birds of all kinds into a yard or onto a windowsill.
That process becomes a metaphor for her life and provides the "ruby window" of the title, which allows her to see her own story through the translucence of the prism of the red jam sitting on the windowsill of her childhood home.