history a tax on windows in houses levied between 1696 and 1851
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How to use window tax in a sentence
As little light as possible was admitted into the house in order to save the window-tax.Christopher Crayon's Recollections | J. Ewing Ritchie
The strong light and heat of the sun has the effect of a window-tax in limiting the size and number of the windows.Town Life in Australia | R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
They include the land tax,19 the personal and habitation tax (contribution personnelle-mobilire), and door and window tax.
By the withdrawal of the window tax in 1851 obvious and necessary advantages were gained in the building of houses.Queen Victoria | E. Gordon Browne
The window-tax was originally a device of the statesmen of the Revolution for making good the deficiency of the clipped money.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2) | Charles Creighton