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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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Born Daniel Patrick Carroll in Cork, Ireland, the future star came to England as a young boy and later landed himself a job as a window-dresser with the famous Oxford Street gentlemen's outfitters, J.V.Hutton.
Norman Wisdom stars in this sparky farcical comedy about the misadventures of a naive department store window-dresser as he slowly drives his boss crazy with his hapless buffoonery but still finds time for a romantic dalliance.
Instead it decided to exit, and the window-dresser Byers steered it towards the deal with Phoenix, rather than the more transparently honest alternative (featuring redundancies, retrenchment and asset-stripping) presented by Alchemy.
INSIDE OUT, starring Lena Headey as a beautiful window-dresser whose attention is caught by the futile efforts of a market researcher in the street outside.