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window shade

a shade or blind for a window, as a sheet of cloth or paper on a spring roller.
Also called blind, window blind.
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Shade is used widely for window shade, although blind is common in the Midland U.S. (as well as in Great Britain), and curtain is used chiefly in New England and the South Atlantic states. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Silently she ran, snatched the dumb messenger, and drew down the window-shade.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • The window-shade of the crib from which he had come went up as I moved by.

    Abroad at Home Julian Street
  • I slid up the window-shade and sat blinking at a flood of sunshine.

    In Search of the Unknown Robert W. Chambers
  • His window-shade rattled so loudly that he could not believe it was simply that.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • That the man whose shadow was projected upon the window-shade was Rankin Hallock, he could not doubt.

  • She raised the window-shade slightly and sat down upon the bed.

    The Blood Red Dawn Charles Caldwell Dobie
  • Looking across as the last note died away, she thought he was asleep, and rose to draw down the window-shade.

    Mary Ware in Texas Annie F. Johnston
  • “I can do nothing with him,” said Smith, drawing down a window-shade before he seated himself to detail his talk with Sinclair.

    Whispering Smith Frank H. Spearman
  • Almost at the flute's first note the image on the window-shade started and hearkened.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • To get up on a ladder and tie on the cord which the chambermaid has torn from the window-shade.

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