window box

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window boxes


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window box (plural window boxes)

  1. A narrow box filled with earth, placed on a windowsill and used for growing plants.
    • 2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants.
  2. One of the hollows in the sides of a window frame for the weights which counterbalance a lifting sash.


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