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Definition: French casement
(fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL.
franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis,
franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See Frank
, a., and
Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
(Bot.), the common kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris
(Bot.), the berry of a species of buckthorn
), which affords a saffron, green or
(Arch.) See French window
(Min.), a variety of granular talc; -- used
for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under Chalk
(Bot.) The Primula Auricula
(Naut.), a mode of coiling a rope by running it
backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Hedysarum
); -- called also garland honeysuckle
, a metallic wind instrument, consisting of a
long tube twisted into circular folds and gradually
expanding from the mouthpiece to the end at which the
sound issues; -- called in France cor de chasse
, an informal, hasty, or secret departure;
esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.
[French (here used in sense of “foreign”
pie a magpie (in allusion to its black and white color)]
(Zo["o]l.), the European great spotted woodpecker
); -- called also wood pie
(a) A preparation for the surface of woodwork, consisting of
gums dissolved in alcohol, either shellac alone, or
shellac with other gums added.
(b) The glossy surface produced by the application of the
, a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used
for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of
(Arch.), a modified form of mansard roof having
a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.
, a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and
logwood; -- called also plum tub
. See under Window
, n. [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga
window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. ????. See
, n., and Eye
1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of
light and air, usually closed by casements or sashes
containing some transparent material, as glass, and
capable of being opened and shut at pleasure.
I leaped from the window of the citadel. --Shak.
Then to come, in spite of sorrow,
And at my window bid good morrow. --Milton.
2. (Arch.) The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or
other framework, which closes a window opening.
3. A figure formed of lines crossing each other. [R.]
Till he has windows on his bread and butter. --King.
4. a period of time in which some activity may be uniquely
possible, more easily accomplished, or more likely to
succeed; as, a launch window for a mission to Mars.
5. (Computers) a region on a computer display screen which
represents a separate computational process, controlled
more or less independently from the remaining part of the
screen, and having widely varying functions, from simply
displaying information to comprising a separate conceptual
screen in which output can be visualized, input can be
controlled, program dialogs may be accomplished, and a
program may be controlled independently of any other
processes occurring in the computer. The window may have a
fixed location and size, or (as in modern Graphical User
Interfaces) may have its size and location on the screen
under the control of the operator.
(Arch.), a casement window in two folds,
usually reaching to the floor; -- called also French casement
(Arch.), the inside face of the low, and
usually thin, piece of wall between the window sill and
the floor below.
, a blind or shade for a window.
, part of a window closed by a shutter which can
be opened at will. [Scot.]
, one of the hollows in the sides of a window
frame for the weights which counterbalance a lifting sash.
, the frame of a window which receives and
holds the sashes or casement.
, panes of glass for windows; the kind of glass
used in windows.
(Zo["o]l.), the common European martin.
(Zo["o]l.), a marine bivalve shell (Placuna placenta
) native of the East Indies and China. Its valves
are very broad, thin, and translucent, and are said to
have been used formerly in place of glass.
(a) (Arch.) See Pane
, n., 3
(b) (Zo["o]l.) See Windowpane
, in the Vocabulary.
, the sash, or light frame, in which panes of
glass are set for windows.
, a seat arranged in the recess of a window. See
, under Stool
, a shade or blind for a window; usually, one
that is hung on a roller.
(Zo["o]l.), the window oyster.
, a shutter or blind used to close or darken
(Arch.), the flat piece of wood, stone, or the
like, at the bottom of a window frame.
(Zo["o]l.), the common European martin.
, a tax or duty formerly levied on all windows,
or openings for light, above the number of eight in houses
standing in cities or towns. [Eng.]