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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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Furthermore, removing the ossicular chain together with its attachment to the tympanic membrane (also removed), the impedance acting on the oval window would be greatly reduced so that the compliance of the oval window would increase.
Fenestral otosclerosis findings on HRCT include ill-defined osseous lucency typically centered at the oval window and cochlear promontory (Figures 1-3).
Fenestration of the oval window. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1958;67(4):932-51.
In the right ear of the animal, we created dehiscence close (1 mm) to the oval window with a size of 0.5 x 0.5 mm (Figure 1(b)).
(7) Gelfoam saturated with cold saline maybe beneficial if applied to the facial canal, the round, and the oval window (heat absorption and minimal scattering).
This indicates the importance of the articulation of the stapes on the oval window in the pathogenesis of the hearing loss in these cases.
In tympanic cavity, oval window was the most common part (46.7%); tympanic sinus was the next part (40.7%).
(1,9,10) Of the 31 patients with a clinical diagnosis of otosclerosis, 28 (90.3%) had a 100% correlation of oval window ankylosis (stapes footplate fixation) on exploratory tympanotomy.
These vibrations are moved through each of the small middle ear bones to the oval window. The oval window serves as a switch, distributing the vibrations to the cochlea and the semicircular canals.
Equator's version of a countertop dishwasher has fresh cosmetics -- an oval window. A line of full-sized dishwashers with stainless steel in the interior and engineered for quiet operation is being unveiled.
The stirrup transmits the vibrations through the oval window and into the fluid that fills the inner ear.
Take, for example, a passage from Prynne's excellent Oval Window (1983):