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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Later, it was put into a plant pot and fed compost and tomato feed - and left on the window sill on the south-facing side of the house.
The length of the blind, also known as the drop, is from the top of the inside of the window to the window sill. Again, measure this in three places and use the smallest measurement.
I also have his gum-shield on the window sill so I expect him to come back and add yet another chapter to the Harrison story."
Put them in the fridge for another three weeks, then back on that window sill for a month.
A FEARLESS fox relaxes on a window sill after sauntering into a home.
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. I said: 'Come down from there'.
Tracy said: "I've come a bloody long way from my mum's window sill - the original Tracy Ullman show.
Tim Rommel: "This project has a simple, functional resident room that is packed full of great features; low window sill for better visual connection to the ground plane from the bed, the window seat and the 'memory box' book shelves."
And there's Eric Fischl's dealer, Mary Boone, looking like a petulant odalisque as she leans against the window sill. These, along with paintings of curator Bruce Ferguson, April Gornik (Fischl's wife and a distinguished painter in her own right), artist Bryan Hunt, and writer Frederic Tuten, made up the society of portraits on view in Fischl's recent show.