Bay-window

Definitions

  • Bay-window
    Bay-window
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bay-window any window forming a recess
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. baéebaer, to gape, be open; prob. conn. with the foregoing word.

Usage

In literature:

Built up during the days of bay windows Gaines Avenue has preserved half a dozen land marks of former genteelity.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
There is a bay window on the left.
"Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The New York Idea" by Langdon Mitchell
In the large bay window stood the dressing-tables and mirrors.
"The Mystery of a Turkish Bath" by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
He enlarged the windows and made bays of them.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914" by Various
Paul was standing at work before his desk in the bay window.
"The Immortal" by Alphonse Daudet
The two last aisle-windows are larger than those in the western bays, but have much the same tracery.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
We have a beautiful bay-windowed sitting-room here, fronting the sea, but I have seen nothing of B.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
At the end of this room was a wide bay window, which let in a perfect flood of moonlight.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
From the big bay-windows of the drawing-room you could see the sunsets.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
She was sitting in the dark beside her window, staring out at the lights that circled the bay.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
Aunt Hetty and her nieces are sitting in the bay-windowed room, which has the usual furniture of seaside lodgings.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
She moved her chair back as far as possible into the bay-window.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Rushes were strewn on the raised floor of the square bay window.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
To relieve herself, as well as him, the lady pointed to a carved, wooden stool in the bay window, and Towsley went to it.
"Divided Skates" by Evelyn Raymond
She crossed lightly to the big bay window, raised the shades and threw up the sashes.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
We sit around a table in a bright sunny room, with a large bay-window filled with green plants.
"Harper's Young People, May 4, 1880" by Various
Her aunt and two cousins sat in a bay-window facing the south.
"The Elm Tree Tales" by F. Irene Burge Smith
All the people of the town crowded the wharves or filled the windows and the housetops overlooking the bay.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The girls could overlook the lower slope of the long roof through the bay window at the end of the living room.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Master Martin hastened to the bay-window.
"Weird Tales, Vol. II." by E. T. A. Hoffmann
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In poetry:

Her window opens to the bay,
On glistening light or misty gray,
And there at dawn and set of day
In prayer she kneels.
"The Grave" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was
Spawning snow and pink roses against it
Soundlessly collateral and incompatible:
World is suddener than we fancy it.
"Snow" by Louis MacNeice
I nothing did all yesterday
But listen to the singing rain
On roof and weeping window-pane,
And, 'whiles I'd watch the flying spray
And smoking breakers in the bay:
Nothing but this did I all day—
"The Mystic Friends" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Bay window broken at STS Tire in Clinton in burglary attempt.
CLINTON — A bay window at STS Tire and Auto on Old Highway 22 was broken and a thief or thieves attempted to enter the establishment.
Hungry flicker taps on my bay window.
Police have arrested a 17-year-old they say smashed several windows of a Bay City Catholic church .
Christmas seen through a Bay window.
This week's edition of Bay Windows includes an FAQ on the Trans Equal Rights Bill from GLAD.
In1989, a young woman was in her James Bay basement suite when a cougar jumped through the window.
A replica of the cottage will take its place, incorporating one of the original structure's bay windows and "a fair amount" of serrated-edged wood siding used as roofline accents, architect Tim Golba said.
The couple opted for a combined living room and kitchen that retained the loft 's bones -- brick chimney, twin bay windows and exposed ductwork -- as design statements.
I have a bay window display of a variety of scarecrows and pumpkins.
Christmas through the eyes of a child , and a Bay window.
In this week's Bay Windows, Laura Kiritsy asks whether the Mass GOP's tradition of social moderation is a thing of the past.
A tree leans against a house Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, while another tree lies on a taxi with a shattered rear window in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Bullet through Bay View's window: Who's afraid of Black power.
We raised the bay window area several inches to give a better view of the course and the sea.
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