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window blind

noun
Origin of window blind
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30
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  • It had neither carpet, curtains nor window blind, and it looked on the street.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • The window blind is pulled down, the curtains on window are opened.

    The Thirteenth Chair

    Bayard Veiller
  • He pulled down the window blind and pointed to a hole in it which had evidently been made by a bullet.

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • She moved to adjust a window blind and when she returned found that his steady eyes were fixed upon her.

    The Yukon Trail

    William MacLeod Raine
  • Then with a soft kiss, she pulled down the window blind and left him to a slumber which lasted for a full twelve hours.

    The Viking Blood

    Frederick William Wallace
  • When the politician from Milton had stamped out, Neale peered around 103 the window blind.

  • One side of the window blind of the Connacht Eagle office was pulled aside.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • Stephen lay watching the Great Bear; Elfride was regarding a monotonous parallelogram of window blind.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • Thrown on the clear blank of the window blind, moving to and fro across it, went the shadow.

  • He looked across the way at the shadow moving to and fro against the window blind.

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