french casement

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

French \French\ (fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL.
   franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis,
   franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See Frank, a., and
   cf. Frankish.]
   Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
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   French bean (Bot.), the common kidney bean ({Phaseolus

   French berry (Bot.), the berry of a species of buckthorn
      (Rhamnus catharticus), which affords a saffron, green or
      purple pigment.

   French casement (Arch.) See French window, under

   French chalk (Min.), a variety of granular talc; -- used
      for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under Chalk.

   French cowslip (Bot.) The Primula Auricula. See

   French fake (Naut.), a mode of coiling a rope by running it
      backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run

   French honeysuckle (Bot.) a plant of the genus Hedysarum
      (H. coronarium); -- called also garland honeysuckle.

   French horn, a metallic wind instrument, consisting of a
      long tube twisted into circular folds and gradually
      expanding from the mouthpiece to the end at which the
      sound issues; -- called in France cor de chasse.

   French leave, an informal, hasty, or secret departure;
      esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.

   French pie [French (here used in sense of "foreign") + pie
      a magpie (in allusion to its black and white color)]
      (Zool.), the European great spotted woodpecker ({Dryobstes
      major}); -- called also wood pie.

   French polish.
   (a) A preparation for the surface of woodwork, consisting of
       gums dissolved in alcohol, either shellac alone, or
       shellac with other gums added.
   (b) The glossy surface produced by the application of the

   French purple, a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used
      for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of
      mordants. --Ure.

   French red rouge.

   French rice, amelcorn.

   French roof (Arch.), a modified form of mansard roof having
      a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.

   French tub, a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and
      logwood; -- called also plum tub. --Ure.

   French window. See under Window.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Window \Win"dow\, n. [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga
   window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. ????. See
   Wind, n., and Eye.]
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   1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of
      light and air, usually closed by casements or sashes
      containing some transparent material, as glass, and
      capable of being opened and shut at pleasure.
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            I leaped from the window of the citadel. --Shak.
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            Then to come, in spite of sorrow,
            And at my window bid good morrow.     --Milton.
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   2. (Arch.) The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or
      other framework, which closes a window opening.
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   3. A figure formed of lines crossing each other. [R.]
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            Till he has windows on his bread and butter. --King.
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   4. a period of time in which some activity may be uniquely
      possible, more easily accomplished, or more likely to
      succeed; as, a launch window for a mission to Mars.

   5. (Computers) a region on a computer display screen which
      represents a separate computational process, controlled
      more or less independently from the remaining part of the
      screen, and having widely varying functions, from simply
      displaying information to comprising a separate conceptual
      screen in which output can be visualized, input can be
      controlled, program dialogs may be accomplished, and a
      program may be controlled independently of any other
      processes occurring in the computer. The window may have a
      fixed location and size, or (as in modern Graphical User
      Interfaces) may have its size and location on the screen
      under the control of the operator.
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   French window (Arch.), a casement window in two folds,
      usually reaching to the floor; -- called also {French

   Window back (Arch.), the inside face of the low, and
      usually thin, piece of wall between the window sill and
      the floor below.

   Window blind, a blind or shade for a window.

   Window bole, part of a window closed by a shutter which can
      be opened at will. [Scot.]

   Window box, one of the hollows in the sides of a window
      frame for the weights which counterbalance a lifting sash.

   Window frame, the frame of a window which receives and
      holds the sashes or casement.

   Window glass, panes of glass for windows; the kind of glass
      used in windows.

   Window martin (Zool.), the common European martin. [Prov.

   Window oyster (Zool.), a marine bivalve shell ({Placuna
      placenta}) native of the East Indies and China. Its valves
      are very broad, thin, and translucent, and are said to
      have been used formerly in place of glass.

   Window pane.
      (a) (Arch.) See Pane, n., 3
      (b) .
      (b) (Zool.) See Windowpane, in the Vocabulary.

   Window sash, the sash, or light frame, in which panes of
      glass are set for windows.

   Window seat, a seat arranged in the recess of a window. See
      Window stool, under Stool.

   Window shade, a shade or blind for a window; usually, one
      that is hung on a roller.

   Window shell (Zool.), the window oyster.

   Window shutter, a shutter or blind used to close or darken

   Window sill (Arch.), the flat piece of wood, stone, or the
      like, at the bottom of a window frame.

   Window swallow (Zool.), the common European martin. [Prov.

   Window tax, a tax or duty formerly levied on all windows,
      or openings for light, above the number of eight in houses
      standing in cities or towns. [Eng.]
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