windowpane

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n windowpane very thin translucent flounder of the Atlantic coast of North America
    • n windowpane a pane of glass in a window "the ball shattered the window"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Windowpane (Zoöl) A thin, spotted American turbot (Pleuronectes maculatus) remarkable for its translucency. It is not valued as a food fish. Called also spotted turbot daylight spotted sand flounder, and water flounder.
    • Windowpane (Arch) See Pane n., (3.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n windowpane One of the oblong or square plates of glass set in a window-frame.
    • n windowpane The sand-flounder.
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Usage

In literature:

There wasn't a windowpane left in the place when they finished.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
By the aid of a ladder which he found in a corner, he climbed up and broke a windowpane and thus made his entrance.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
She presses her dream-like form against the windowpane.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
The windowpanes were of paper and made transparent by oiling or greasing them.
"Scouting with Daniel Boone" by Everett T. Tomlinson
All the other houses in the street were new and well built, with large windowpanes and smooth walls.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Here and there was heard the crash of broken windowpanes.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
The wind, steadily growing stronger, rattled the windowpanes.
"Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery" by Joan Clark
Then he tapped on the windowpane.
"The Bondman" by Hall Caine
With a subdued murmur the wind caressed the windowpanes in passing.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
But the steady beat of rain on the windowpanes had a soothing effect upon tense nerves.
"Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key" by Joan Clark
Two hours later we were still blind, and my nose was pressing up against the windowpane almost constantly.
"Test Pilot" by Jimmy Collins
He rubbed the windowpane, in vain.
"The Wicked Marquis" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Once Erika had privately broken a windowpane to admit some fresh air.
"Countess Erika's Apprenticeship" by Ossip Schubin
As she appeared upon the platform our noses almost touched the windowpane and our eyes sent forth forlorn appeals.
"Abroad at Home" by Julian Street
The roaring of the wind is my wife and the Stars through the windowpane are my Children.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
A renewed whirl of dismal wind round the gables of the house, and a fine clatter of sleet against the windowpanes as they began their meal.
"The Heath Hover Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
The windowpanes showed great ragged holes, which explained the laceration of Shagarach's hands.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Nor was that strange, for the hill was as smooth as glass windowpanes and as steep as the side of a house.
"The Fairy Ring" by Various
A face was pressed against the windowpane.
"Dan Carter and the Money Box" by Mildred A. Wirt
We have nothing to do with a little thing like a broken windowpane.
"Langford of the Three Bars" by Kate Boyles
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In poetry:

I am sister to the rain;
Fey and sudden and unholy,
Petulant at the windowpane,
Quickly lost, remembered slowly.
"Rainy Night" by Dorothy Parker
A roaring company that festive night;
The beast of dialectic dragged his chains,
Prowling from chair to chair is the smoking light,
While the snow hissed against the windowpanes.
"The Dark And The Fair" by Stanley Kunitz
Then you will touch at the bedside, torn in two,
Gold curls now deftly intricate with gray
As the windowpane extends a fear to you
From one peeled aster drenched with the wind all day.
"Death Of Little Boys" by Allen Tate
I heard him, wandering in the night,
Tap at my windowpane;
With ghostly fingers, snowy white,
I heard him tug in vain,
Until the shuddering candlelight
Did cringe with fear and strain.
"The Wind Of Winter" by Madison Julius Cawein
Curly gold locks cover foolish brains,
Billing and cooing is all your cheer;
Sighing and singing of midnight strains,
Under Bonnybell's windowpanes—
Wait till you come to Forty Year!
"The Age of Wisdom" by William Makepeace Thackeray
With you, my heart is quiet here,
And all my thoughts are cool as rain.
I sit and let the shifting year
Go by before the windowpane,
And reach my hand to yours, my dear . . .
I wonder what it's like in Spain.
"The Thin Edge" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Measure each windowpane and cut paper to fit.
Place a small amount of glue on each corner of the windowpanes.
It's night, and as you sit staring through a window at the lights of your town or city, you realize you can also simultaneously see a reflection of yourself in the windowpane.
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