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show window

a display window in a store.
Origin of show window
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Zamp retorted, as he eyed a well-dressed youth who paused in front of the show-window.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • There he propped her against the show-window and turned in search of the cab and his new friend.

    New Faces Myra Kelly
  • But, possibly we are tired of the show-window type of politician, who does entirely too much talking.

    Modern Americans Chester Sanford
  • But here his attention was diverted by the sight of two men, seamen to appearance, who were looking into the show-window.

    Five Hundred Dollars Heman White Chaplin
  • The show-window was stacked with conspicuously lettered volumes.

    The Touchstone Edith Wharton
  • Then he walked to the corner and back, and peered in through the show-window at the clock over the soda-fountain.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Nearly every drug-store in the country set up a Kedzie in its show-window.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • He was just putting on the garment when a noise near the show-window attracted his attention.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • Grace went on, pausing a moment when inside the shop to glance at the chocolate display in the show-window.

  • He did not have a hat or a bonnet in that show-window but what some lady liked before it was made up.

    Acres of Diamonds Russell H. Conwell

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