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Dolokhov, the bottle of rum still in his hand, jumped onto the window sill. "Listen!" cried he, standing there and addressing those in the room.
"Wait!" cried Dolokhov, hammering with the bottle on the window sill to attract attention.
A thin young lad, an hussar of the Life Guards, who had been losing that evening, climbed on the window sill, leaned over, and looked down.
Placing the bottle on the window sill where he could reach it easily, Dolokhov climbed carefully and slowly through the window and lowered his legs.
One hand moved as if to clutch the window sill, but refrained from touching it.
Of course I said fair and square at once what I had done, and why; then I showed the master the flies, some crushed and some crawling about helpless, and I showed him the wings on the window sill. I never saw him so angry before; but as Bill was still howling and whining, like the coward that he was, he did not give him any more punishment of that kind, but set him up on a stool for the rest of the afternoon, and said that he should not go out to play for that week.
It had been a red sunrise, and she had leaned on the window sill studying her lesson and thinking what a lovely world it was.
A month later I noticed bubbles in the paint work on the horizontal front wall and window sills. Last weekend the paint had lifted entirely off the surface of the wall and part of the sills.
QWE live in an old, terraced house with sandstone window sills. In the back yard (which gets all the afternoon sun), a piece of window sill has broken away.
THE window sill is an ideal place for growing a wide range of house plants - shade-loving plants should be grown on north facing window sills (cordyline, ficus, syngonium), while light requiring plants are ideally suited for a south facing window (calathea, achemea).
* Ledges, piping under overhanging decks and window sills all represent an invitation for birds to roost and/or nest.