Windowsill


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Windowsill

The horizontal member at the base of a window opening.

sill

sill, 1
1. A horizontal timber, at the bottom of the frame of a wood structure, which rests on the foundation.
3. The horizontal bottom member of a window frame or other frame.
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Too much heat on the average windowsill will result in 'leggy' seedlings - if this happens, move the trays to a windowsill in a cooler room.
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OPEN AND SHUT CASE AN elderly man was so annoyed at hearing the same tune over and over that he called police to report his neighbours - only to discover the culprit was a greeting card on his windowsill.
Written by senior poet and children's author Ruth Dallas, The Joy of a Ming Vase is a compilation of brief, poems expressing the quiet pleasure of contemplation, whether of priceless objects of art, a cactus on the windowsill, or tombstones within a still cemetery.
This guide offers dozens of ideas for easy, low-cost ways a person can attract birds of all kinds into a yard or onto a windowsill. Included are instructions on how to make a bamboo water display-birdbath called a tsukubai and a hyacinth-vine shelter for wrens.
That process becomes a metaphor for her life and provides the "ruby window" of the title, which allows her to see her own story through the translucence of the prism of the red jam sitting on the windowsill of her childhood home.
Mauss and Hughes exploit every nook and cranny of the gallery space; the windowsill supports the lines of fluorescent powdered pigment of Rough Nights, while Bulbs, a group of rounded forms of colored paper, hugs the ceiling like an exotic fungus.
On the windowsill are covered wagons made by the students.
I told Mama about my day at school, and she told me about the wonderful pie she had cooling on the windowsill.
So the dragon set his pea on the windowsill above the kitchen sink and waited for a special day.
Just looking at the photographs, we hope, will make you want to visit your nearest public garden--and perhaps fill that entryway, patio corner, or windowsill with a garden of your own.
Windowsill gardening is now a well-established hobby appealing to millions of people who want to 'have a go' without the problem of raising plants from seed.