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bay window

1. A large, protruding window that extends from the wall of a building and creates an alcove inside. Mom still decorates the bay window for every holiday.
2. slang A large and/or bulging stomach. If you don't get that bay window under control, you'll be asked to play Santa Claus this year!
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bay window

n. a belly; an abdomen. You are going to have to do something about that bay window.
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There were no marble-topped tables, long mirrors, or lace curtains in the little parlor, but simple furniture, plenty of books, a fine picture or two, a stand of flowers in the bay window, and, scattered all about, the pretty gifts which came from friendly hands and were the fairer for the loving messages they brought.
At one side of the fireplace was a heavy curtain which covered the bay window we had seen from outside.
The bay window is certainly utilised within the large kitchen, as the units have been built into the curve of the bay.
Owner of the shop, cake-maker Lou Hardie, said the coach was making way for an ambulance when it mounted the pavement and hit the bay window above her shop.
At 10.40am on Tuesday on Fox and Hounds Road in Fenham, Newcastle, two men tried to steal a piece of lead from the bay window of a house in the street.
To the front of this long room there is the bay window and at the back there are French doors which lead out to the rear of the house.
COSY: The dining room with fireplace ORNATE: The carved coving of the Fulwood Park ground floor flat BEAUTIFUL: Light from the bay window streams into the lounge IMPRESSIVE: One of the stunning bedrooms
The welcoming hall with limestone floor tiles leads to the superb sitting room flooded with natural light from the bay window which offers panoramic views of the fabulously maintained lawns.
I CAN SEE A FIRE CREW FROM HERE: Firefighters at the house where the dog climbed out the window and (below) close up of the dog on top of the bay window
Stunned home-owner Stuart Guest told firemen he thought it was an earthquake when the vehicle demolished the bay window of his lounge.
After we tore out the old windows and reframed the opening, we found we didn't have time to install the bay window, so we carried it inside the room for safekeeping.
The split-level idea is most dramatic at the top of the house, where kitchen and dining room overlook the living room and share the view through the bay window. Contributing to the airy feeling is an unobstructed view past the stairway to the rear garden.
These pendulous, biomorphic bags (created especially for the bay window of a gallery overlooking downtown traffic) are fleshy and funny; that they are made of glass seems almost incomprehensible.
Lacey said it was because turning me loose alone in the woods with a chainsaw was a threat to our relations with neighboring Canada and perhaps world peace, but I knew better: Lacey had seen the bay window I had included in the floor plans for my vacation home, and there isn't a woman alive who doesn't want a house with a bay window.