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window tax

n
(Historical Terms) history a tax on windows in houses levied between 1696 and 1851
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Prohibition, window taxes and the notorious Russian beard tax are now subjects of public derision.
Dating the Mill House was not easy, though clues to its past included some bricked up windows dating to window taxes. Two years of work have created a comfortable family home, subtly presented to set off the original features.