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show window

a display window in a store.
Origin of show window
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He is one of the newest of the Christmas toys, and I only put him in the show window this morning.

    The Story of a Plush Bear Laura Lee Hope
  • On the main street was a store with a show window full of pink parasols.

    Rootabaga Stories Carl Sandburg
  • He raised himself up higher than ever on his hind legs, until his head touched the top of the show window.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • He buttoned up his coat, and looked like a show window in the dead of night.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • Bess, she said, stopping at a show window 62 on the avenue, jes look at the caps an things.

    In Wild Rose Time Amanda M. Douglas
  • She had seen it in a show window a week before and rushed in to buy it.

    Betty Lee, Senior Harriet Pyne Grove
  • As he said “Look,” the door opened and five 118 pink parasols came waltzing in and waltzed up into the show window.

    Rootabaga Stories Carl Sandburg
  • For some reason or other I was given the best shelf in the show window.

    Negro Tales Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • Louis Feinholz's order was shipped the following week, and with it went the cape for his show window.

    Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass
  • She passed a florist's shop, where the blinds of the show window had not been drawn.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann

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