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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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Keep Christmas flowering plants happy by moving them from windowsills at night to stop them getting cold.
Rebecca writes: "This is just a reminder to you, your family and friends not to leave mirrors on your windowsill, this was the magnified side of the mirror but it's easy to forget it's there when you only use one side...
Plastic lids from food pots make good drip trays to save your windowsills.
With Siltech[R] acrylic solid surface windowsills, customers can expect: Value (affordable beauty that is enduring), Renewability (able to remove minor nicks, scratches and stains and restore windowsill to its original state), Non-Porous (easy to clean and inhibits growth of mold, mildew or bacteria), Versatility (profiled edges and neutral colors complement many other materials).
All those annuals you've sown indoors are now big enough to plant out, the tomato seedlings are doing well and you just want to clear those windowsills, the greenhouse or the conservatory.
If you only want a few plants, sow a couple of seeds in each 8cm (3in) pots of compost on a sunny windowsill, removing the weaker seedling after germination, which takes about a fortnight.
Nicos Nicolaou, Head of CyTA's International and National Relations, the man whose office windowsill the birds have been occupying, invited BirdLife to 'ring' the six new chicks.
The boy was standing on the windowsill, and the mother was standing behind the child holding the boy.
Sow onion seed on a warm windowsill for planting out in March.
In Wild's new book, a young girl feels exactly this way about the little wooden duck that sits upon her windowsill. When a great wind turns the town upside down, the little wooden duck is blown off the windowsill into the river below.
You hairy intrusive beast says the fly buzzing on my windowsill