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window tax

noun
  1. history a tax on windows in houses levied between 1696 and 1851
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Historical Examples of window tax

  • Why should the ghost in Hamlet have been liable to the window-tax?

    How to Solve Conundrums

    Anonymous

  • Every window that could be spared was shut up, to save the window-tax.

  • England houses the exile, but not without house-tax, window-tax, and head-tax.

    At Home And Abroad

    Margaret Fuller Ossoli

  • I could almost wish for a return of the window-tax if it would check these poetical brethren.

    The Art of Illustration

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • He chose for the purpose a recess where had formerly been a window, but which had been blocked up to save the window-tax.