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Bay window   /beɪ wˈɪndoʊ/   Listen
Bay window

Slang for a paunch.  Synonyms: corporation, pot, potbelly, tummy.
A window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house.  Synonym: bow window.

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"Bay window" Quotes from Famous Books

... From these lead the drawing-room and the dining-room respectively, both exceedingly grand rooms, ingenious in design and shape, each with two oriel windows and lighted by three others and a large bay window: this suite completes the east side. The south is occupied by the end of the drawing-room and a vast library—all en suite. The library is lighted by four bay windows, three flat ones and a fine alcove, and the rest of the main building to the west is made ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, October, 1877, Vol. XX. No. 118 • Various

... where his grandfather Ambrose had lived in a setting of black walnut and pier glasses, giving Madeira dinners, and saying to his guests, as they rejoined the ladies across a florid waste of Aubusson carpet: "This, sir, is Dabney's first study for the Niagara—the Grecian Slave in the bay window was executed for me in Rome twenty years ago by my old friend Ezra Stimpson—" by token of which he passed for a Maecenas in the New York of the 'forties,' and a poem had once been published in the Keepsake or the Book of ...
— The Hermit and the Wild Woman and Other Stories • Edith Wharton

... the ingle, was a bay window overlooking one angle of the lawn, a side path connecting the back premises of the house with the drive, and a dense growth of evergreens, poplars, limes, and copper beeches, the branches of which were now weighed down beneath layer ...
— Byways of Ghost-Land • Elliott O'Donnell

... mean it, when you took the very proportions of the bay window, and chose just such ...
— The Clever Woman of the Family • Charlotte M. Yonge

... slipped away and brought with them healing to the wounded man at Seven Mile. He moved from the bed where at first he had spent his days to a lounge in the living room, and there, from the bay window, he could look out at the varied life of the cattle country. Men came and went in the dust of the drag drive, their approach heralded by the bawl of thirsty cattle. Others cantered up and bought tobacco and canned goods. The stage arrived twice a week with its sack of ...
— Mavericks • William MacLeod Raine

... Henry de Ros, Charles Standish, Edward Montagu, Hervey Aston, Dan Mackinnon, George Dawson Damer, Lloyd (commonly known as Rufus Lloyd), and others who have escaped my memory. They were great frequenters of White's Club, in St. James's Street, where, in the famous bay window, they mustered in force. ...
— Reminiscences of Captain Gronow • Rees Howell Gronow

Words linked to "Bay window" :   oriel, lingo, patois, slang, belly, argot, cant, paunch, window, oriel window, jargon, vernacular

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