windowsill

Definitions

  • A woman sleeps against a windowsill
    A woman sleeps against a windowsill
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n windowsill the sill of a window; the horizontal member at the bottom of the window frame
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Usage

In literature:

Very few homes have not at least a geranium on the windowsill or a rosebush in the garden.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
On the night of the third day she sat with her elbows on her windowsill, looking out at the moonlight night.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
One windowsill had apparently been swept clean.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
Then slipping down to the floor, she leaned her arms upon the windowsill and buried her face in them.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2" by Various
One night I found her sitting in the moonlight with her face dropped forward on the windowsill.
"The Arena" by Various
Steve nodded to the others and perched himself on one of the low windowsills to wait.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Hence he was trying his best to discover something familiar about the figure now clambering up over the windowsill.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
This windowsill will do.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
You get that key and put it in the corner of the windowsill where I was standing to-night.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
She offered him a chair but Peter leaned against the windowsill looking out into the gray morning.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
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In poetry:

Out of the west, where dusk,
From her rich windowsill,
Leaned with a wand of tusk,
Witch-like, and wood and hill
Phantomed with mist and musk.
"Clouds Of The Autumn Night" by Madison Julius Cawein
The jasmine and bignonia spill
Their balm around your windowsill;
The sill where, when magnolia-white,
In foliage mists, the moon hangs far,
You lean with bright deep eyes of night
And hearken my guitar.
"Floridian" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

This version is portable, small enough to sit on your windowsill, and costs about as much as two glasses of Stella.
Newly hatched hawks living on Franklin's windowsill.
The 1929 home has marble windowsills, arched doorways, hardwood floors and a private patio with a pond and waterfall.
Plus, flowers to grow indoors on our windowsills.
My deodorant was frozen to the windowsill.
Flakes of green paint are peeling from the third-floor windowsills.
Flashing Windowsills & Door Thresholds.
"On a Narrow Windowsill " A small press based in Rocklin, Calif has released a new book of poems all written like tweets in 140 characters or less.
We'll talk about "On a Narrow Windowsill " with J.S.
Newly hatched hawks living on Franklin's windowsill .
My windowsill herb and salad greens garden is infested with tiny bugs that lay white eggs on the undersides of the leaves.
Fourth and fifth graders across the county planted windowsill gardens this month during 4-H school clubs.
This crocus flower is bursting from a windowsill gardening kit available at Brooklyn Farms, a new hydroponic supply store in Cobble Hill.
There's a beautiful orchid on the windowsill of my office.
Maximize windowsill space by organizing succulents, cacti, and other low-maintenance greenery with these modular planters ($28 at Module R, 141 Atlantic Ave, nr.
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