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come (in) over the transom

To be offered without prior agreement, consent, or arrangement; to be unsolicited or uninvited. Said especially of written works submitted for publication or consideration. My biggest task as an intern was sorting through and usually disposing of amateur works that came over the transom. Any journalist will tell you that a great story doesn't come in over the transom—you have to go and do the leg work to find one.
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over the transom

(hyphenated if used before a noun) Without prior agreement, consent, or arrangement; unsolicited or uninvited. Said especially of written works submitted for publication or consideration. My biggest task as an intern was sorting through and usually disposing of amateur works that came over the transom. I could tell the poor kid needed a job, but all I could do was stick his application in with all the other over-the-transom applications.
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over the transom

Without being agreed to; unsolicited: They even publish a few manuscripts that come in over the transom.
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The main reception space is found on the first floor, a drawing room more than 15ft square, with an unusually high ceiling, around 10ft, mullioned and transomed windows on three sides with far-reaching countryside views and an open fireplace in carved stone set in one corner.
This would only happen where a purchaser had first bought Stamford House, a particularly good example of the vernacular style with its mullioned and transomed windows, classic pedimented front door and unspoilt interior.
The privileged location has been a selling point for nearly 300 years, a datestone recording the year 1717 and the initials WHL The house is built of local Cotswold stone in coursed ashlar with some quality detail including decorated pilasters, entablature with dentil cornice and mullioned and transomed windows.
The main staircase is of oak and leads from the reception hall past a stone mullioned and transomed window to the first floor galleried landing.
A stone arched porch leads into the large reception hall, a room in its own right at more than 17ft by 15ft with a stone, mullioned and transomed window with views of the main entrance forecourt.
leading past an old mullioned and transomed window to the first floor landing.