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Window stool


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Window stool (Arch) the flat piece upon which the window shuts down, and which corresponds to the sill of a door; in the United States, the narrow shelf fitted on the inside against the actual sill upon which the sash descends. This is called a window seat when broad and low enough to be used as a seat.
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In literature:

She seemed ill at ease on the piano stool, and he begged her to take the chair by the window.
"The Awakening and Selected Short Stories" by Kate Chopin
A middle-aged clerk got down from a high stool at a desk near the window and came towards her inquiringly.
"The Secret Adversary" by Agatha Christie
A stool had been drawn to the window, and there she had evidently been sitting, like a bird in a cage, looking out into the grey street.
"Five Tales" by John Galsworthy
Raising her eyes she looked round at the familiar room, at her mother's chair, at her own little stool, at the plants in the window.
"White Lilac; or the Queen of the May" by Amy Walton
There was a stool by the window.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The two stools were then dragged to the window, and on these Roger mounted, whilst Harry handed up the knife with the silk tied to it.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
Henry followed Holderness into one of these rooms, and promptly sat on the pine stool by the window.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Antonio sank into a deep study, and Crescentia sat by the window on a low stool.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
This he took off when he entered the room and left on the stool under the window.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
The old man pushed a stool to the window to help him to mount.
"Felicitas" by Felix Dahn
He drifted slowly towards the window in the recess and sat down on the little octagonal Moorish stool by the side of Mrs Jehoram.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
Spread the root on a table or bench about as high as the window stool.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
She left the window and waited, sitting on the rough stool which was placed at the pallet foot.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
Under the window was usually a wooden table covered with green baize, a three-legged stool, a cupboard, and nails for hat and coat.
"Lewis Carroll in Wonderland and at Home" by Belle Moses
I raised myself and saw Miranda sitting on a low stool near the window, or the aperture which served for one.
"A Modern Buccaneer" by Rolf Boldrewood
Isaac Dixie appeared high in the air over the window-stool.
"The Tenants of Malory" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Seizing an old stool under the window, Billie broke in the glass; then using it to stand on, she climbed through.
"The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine" by Katherine Stokes
The doctor sat on a high stool, by the window, with a round reflector over his right eye.
"Caught by the Turks" by Francis Yeats-Brown
Cecile stood up; she took the child, kissed him and sat him on a stool by the window with his picture-book.
"Ecstasy: A Study of Happiness" by Louis Couperus
The moon shone through the lattice into her chamber, and on the stool by the window lay the letter, where she had cast it.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould

In news:

Four saplings no taller than a bar stool were thus planted just outside our windows on the north, east, south, and west sides of the house.