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a French door situated in an exterior wall of a building

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The French window swung open a little wider, and a handsome white-haired old lady, with a somewhat masterful cast of features, stepped out of it on to the lawn.
Besides the signs of a struggle in the room of the unfortunate builder it is now known that the French windows of his bedroom (which is on the ground floor) were found to be open, that there were marks as if some bulky object had been dragged across to the wood-pile, and, finally, it is asserted that charred remains have been found among the charcoal ashes of the fire.
As such, he found the atmosphere of the little room choking him, he drew open the French windows of his little study and strode out into the perfumed and sunlit morning.
With lowered forehead, without looking up, swiftly and ponderously he crossed the room to one of the French windows.
In another moment he had disappeared through one of the French windows which opened upon the balcony, and in yet another he had switched on the electric light within.
And never shall I forget the subsequent tableaux in the lighted room behind the low balcony and the French windows.
THE consulting-rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and specialist in certain moral disorders, lay along the sea-front at Scarborough, in a series of very large and well-lighted french windows, which showed the North Sea like one endless outer wall of blue-green marble.
He vanished through the French windows into the house, leaving Lord Galloway in an indescribable temper, at once virulent and vague.
A sudden thought struck him, however, and he ran through the hall door and round to the lawn upon which the long French windows open.
I crept at my leader's heels to some French windows opening upon a shallow veranda.
He and his wife lived upstairs, and in the drawing and dining rooms, which had each French windows opening on the lawn, and all about the ground floor generally, Jessica, who was now a lean and lined and baldish but still very efficient and energetic old woman, kept her three cows and a multitude of gawky hens.
We were all at lunch, in the room with the new French windows that open into the verandah, and the Count (who devours pastry as I have never yet seen it devoured by any human beings but girls at boarding-schools) had just amused us by asking gravely for his fourth tart--when the servant entered to announce the visitor.
Intruders had broken in through a French window which had been boarded up following a burglary the previous week.
Each door of a double French window needs a bolt at the top and bottom, positioned so one bolt shoots into the upper frame and the other into the threshold below.
While he addresses the 1914 Open Window at the end of the essay, using the alternative, less familiar title for the painting, French Window at Collioure (which is the title favored by the exhibition's curators, Stephanie D'Alessandro and John Elderfield), he does not connect the work to Matisse's more visibly overworked canvas of the same subject from his earlier, brief Fauve period.
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