Window back


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Window back (Arch) the inside face of the low, and usually thin, piece of wall between the window sill and the floor below.
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  • Proverb
    “The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag.”


In literature:

I'll be listening, and I'll slip out of this back window and get back to you.
"The Belgians to the Front" by Colonel James Fiske
Ethne drew back from the window.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
It had all come back before he reached the house in Kensington whose windows looked into the thick leaves of the plane trees.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
But with his face towards the window, his strong tones came back to her, and held her whole attention.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
I hitched myself back to the window.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
They go through the doors at back to window in the corridor.
"The Girl with the Green Eyes" by Clyde Fitch
The hall ended in a big French window that opened out on to the back verandah.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
Wallace Richardson was sitting by a window, his back toward the parlor where Violet had been ill.
"His Heart's Queen" by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
She looked even up at the long line of windows which frowned down upon them from the back of the Hall.
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I came back to the little bow-windowed house and lived with my father.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole

In poetry:

Just as the sun was setting
Back of the Western hills
Grandfather stood by the window
Eating the last of his pills.
"A Pastoral" by Ellis Parker Butler
All their beautiful consolations,
Sent forth like birds of cheer,
Came flocking back to his windows,
And sang in the Poet's ear.
"The Poet And The Children" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But summers will vanish and years will wane,
And bring no light to your window pane;
Nor gracious sunshine nor patient rain
Can bring dead love back to life again:
I call up the past in vain.
"Lost Light" by Elizabeth Akers Allen
For every dripping window
Their headlong rush makes bound,
Galloping up, and galloping by,
Then back again and around,
Till the gusty roofs ring with their hoofs,
And the draughty cellars sound.
"Rain And Wind" by Madison Julius Cawein
"Alas," I said, "I speak I know not what:
I'm back in childhood, thinking as a child,
A foolish fancy—will it make you smile?
I shall not from the window of my room
Catch sight of those old chimneys any more."
"Aurora Leigh: Book Eighth" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Big rain. The wind howled out, aware
Of the tread of the watery west;
The windows shivered, back waved his hair,
The fireside seemed the best;
But lo! a lady sat in his chair,
With the moonlight across her breast.
"The Homeless Ghost" by George MacDonald

In news:

I open my window and this is the house, in the depths of central Cairo, that looks back at me.
He dissected all of Hitchcock's ' Rear Window ' and stitched it back together in After Effects.
A man was asleep in his home in the 200 block of Calvin Street about 4:20 pm Tuesday when some youths broke a back window in an apparent burglary attempt, Athens-Clarke police said.
This message in the back window indicates the used vehicle has been properly registered.
Microsoft Windows 8 has an unlikely enthusiast — the SunGard product manager for a back office application.
In the first incident, a woman reported finding the back window of her Chevy Equinox broken out when she left the Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Road, at 1:54 pm Dec 2.
Outside the Brotherhood 's offices that day was an un-vandalized SUV with a plainly visible Playboy bunny sticker on the back window.
In Southington, Grandpa & Chase watch the snow come down out the back window.
During early renovation steps, siding had to be removed to add additional windows and to install foam insulation in this old house, dated back as early as 1905.
AP A back window in painter Winslow Homer 's Scarborough, Maine, studio provides a view of the ocean that he depicted in his best-known paintings.
We'll also discuss JavaScript and Windows 8, reach back into our vault to examine continuous integration trends, and much more.
Back-window burglary nets jewelry, cash.
A "Window" to back-end services.
Design a scrapbook just for them, complete with windows revealing the front and back of each card.
EWEEK Labs' Cameron Sturdevant has been making the conversion from the PC to the Mac, but there's one thing that keeps him coming back for Windows: Entourage is a second-class e-mail client.

In science:

Consequently, at late times T , huge clusters of the catalyst (their height turns out to be of order log T ) come back to any given finite window in R2 and (since critical binary branching with infinite rate degenerates to pure killing) could kill all the (recurrent) reactant particles there.
Branching diffusions, superdiffusions and random media
In our case (see Fig. 1 for a sketch) we use an array of back-to-back horns acting as diffractive pupils just behind the window of a cryostat.
QUBIC: The QU Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology
The FEE and DAQ are placed at the back plane of the PMT camera. A glass window is installed at the entrance aperture to keep dust from entering the apparatus.
Properties and Performance of Two Wide Field of View Cherenkov/Fluorescence Telescope Array Prototypes
They will send back a Predictive Avoidance Message (PAM) indicating 'open windows' - the times safe to use the laser system on each requested target without potentially damaging satellites.
Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
Here we would like to make some basic remarks about the relation of the GACF to the window function and about converting from GACF’s to flat spectra and back.
Quoting Experimental Information