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window box

a box for growing plants, placed at or in a window.
a hollow space in a window frame for a sash weight.
Origin of window box
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • At that moment Mrs. Matson entered the room with a jug of water, which she intended pouring on a window-box of flowers.

  • The window-box had fallen to the ground, and had put the burglar to flight—that is, if there had been one.

    A Sheaf of Corn Mary E. Mann
  • And to our great joy the window-box was in position when we got home again.

  • At any rate it was clearly proved that the window-box had fallen.

    A Sheaf of Corn Mary E. Mann
  • A few snow-flakes were falling, and one of these, the biggest, remained on the edge of the window-box.

    Stories from Hans Andersen Hans Christian Andersen
  • And Kay kicked the window-box, and knocked two roses from the rose-bush.

  • Those who have gardens—or could have them, if they wanted them—seem to have a decided preference for the window-box substitute.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • The vulgar speak of it as a window-box; that is how one knows that they are vulgar.

    If I May A. A. Milne
  • The idea prevails to a considerable extent that one must make use of plants specially adapted to window-box culture.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • From a window-box she took a pinch of dry soil and dropped it into the bosom of her gown.

    The Slayer Of souls Robert Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for window-box

window box

a long narrow box, placed on or outside a windowsill, in which plants are grown
either of a pair of vertical boxes, attached to the sides of a sash window frame, that enclose a sash cord and counterbalancing weight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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