Window stool


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Window stool (Arch) the flat piece upon which the window shuts down, and which corresponds to the sill of a door; in the United States, the narrow shelf fitted on the inside against the actual sill upon which the sash descends. This is called a window seat when broad and low enough to be used as a seat.
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In literature:

She seemed ill at ease on the piano stool, and he begged her to take the chair by the window.
"The Awakening and Selected Short Stories" by Kate Chopin
A middle-aged clerk got down from a high stool at a desk near the window and came towards her inquiringly.
"The Secret Adversary" by Agatha Christie
A stool had been drawn to the window, and there she had evidently been sitting, like a bird in a cage, looking out into the grey street.
"Five Tales" by John Galsworthy
Raising her eyes she looked round at the familiar room, at her mother's chair, at her own little stool, at the plants in the window.
"White Lilac; or the Queen of the May" by Amy Walton
There was a stool by the window.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The two stools were then dragged to the window, and on these Roger mounted, whilst Harry handed up the knife with the silk tied to it.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
Henry followed Holderness into one of these rooms, and promptly sat on the pine stool by the window.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Antonio sank into a deep study, and Crescentia sat by the window on a low stool.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
This he took off when he entered the room and left on the stool under the window.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
The old man pushed a stool to the window to help him to mount.
"Felicitas" by Felix Dahn

In news:

Four saplings no taller than a bar stool were thus planted just outside our windows on the north, east, south, and west sides of the house.