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show′ win`dow

a display window in a store.
[1830–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: window - a setting in which something can be displayed to best effectshow window - a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect; "it was a showcase for democracy in Africa"
scope, setting, background - the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting" window - a window of a store facing onto the streetshow window - a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store
shopfront, storefront - the front side of a store facing the street; usually contains display windows
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
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One afternoon in the week before Christmas, I came upon Lena and her funny, square-headed little brother Chris, standing before the drugstore, gazing in at the wax dolls and blocks and Noah's Arks arranged in the frosty show window.
A young woman of a modest and pleasing guise was standing before a show window gazing with sprightly interest at its display of shaving mugs and inkstands, and two yards from the window a large policeman of severe demeanour leaned against a water plug.
Came the long day, when, routed from bed at three in the morning to dig a surface car out of the wrecked show windows of a drug store and get it back on the track, they had laboured all day clearing up a half-dozen smash-ups and arrived at the car house at nine at night just as another call came in.
He had seen oil paintings, it was true, in the show windows of shops, but the glass of the windows had prevented his eager eyes from approaching too near.
Pratiara also believes that in addition to the conservation function, the development of KBS and ASDG Frankincense is also natinya can be made Show Window that can make people a visit to Aek Nauli.
Pimentel needs to be enlightened on what's really happening in the country's premier show window to the world.
Needless to mention that PM's Office building was a national asset and show window to rest of the world.
After enduring play-off heartbreak for the last two years, Bristol now look odds on to finally make the promised land and that would put Evans right back in the international show window.
Iloilo can be the show window (for good police performance)," said Marquez.
In the 1930s the cattle section was referred to as the Show Window of Agrcilture and this is still one of the show's main attractions.
In 1920 Rockwell made his first illustration for the Saturday Evening Post, a magazine Rockwell described as "the greatest show window in America.
Indeed, it was during this particular time that "store keepers realized that in the show window laid a great possibility," one wherein "the objects of the show window can be made to induce customers to enter the place" (p.