defenestration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n defenestration the act of throwing someone or something out of a window
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n defenestration The act of throwing out of the window: as, the defenestration of Prague in 1618, when Bohemian insurgents broke up a meeting of imperial commissioners and threw two of their number out of the window, an act which preluded the Thirty Years' war.
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Usage

In literature:

See "THE DEFENESTRATION AT PRAGUE," xi, 62.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
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In news:

Some Thoughts on the Defenestration of Canibus.
In its tumultuous history, the city has seen three so-called defenestrations, in which bigwigs landed either on spear points or smelly piles of kitchen garbage.
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