Window


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Window

A brokerage firm's cashier department, where delivery of securities and settlement of transactions take place.

Window

1. A physical place at a bank or brokerage where a customer goes to receive services. For example, a client may approach a window at a bank to deposit a check or make a withdrawal. Likewise, a client goes to a window at a brokerage to settle an account or deliver and receive securities.

2. A time during which it would be advantageous to conduct a certain transaction. For example, an investor has a window in which to make a profit on a security by buying while the price tends to rise and selling when it tends to fall.

window

A period of time during which an action can be expected to generate a successful result. For example, underwriters may have a window for corporate debt issues sandwiched between two periods of heavy U.S. Treasury offerings.
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Among them all, none showed such fury as the man on horseback, who, throwing himself out of the saddle, and bursting through the crowd as if he were parting water, cried, beneath the window, in a voice that rose above all others, 'Twenty guineas to the man who brings a ladder!'
The window frame which prevented anyone from sitting on the outer sill was being forced out by two footmen, who were evidently flurried and intimidated by the directions and shouts of the gentlemen around.
I waited quietly at the window, certain that they could neither of them see me in the darkness of the room.
The window of my study looks over the trees and the railway towards Horsell Common.
Through the open window came an uneven humming sound like that which rises from a flock of sheep pent within hurdles at dusk.
It was the sultriest day of the whole season--surely they could not think of shutting up the second-floor back windows to-night!
"It's the light in the lodge window. We shall get a good cup of tea after a bit, at all events."
'I beg your pardon,' he said, coming from the window with a frank and smiling air, and a prepossessing address; 'the beans.'
"Yes," said Monsieur de Marquet, "but what you have not guessed is that this single window in the vestibule, though it has no iron bars, has solid iron blinds.
He must have climbed up the rose-trellis or somewhere, and of course he can get right into the house through the east window in the attic.
They sat side by side outside the window, whispering and listening.
They now thought of placing the boxes across the gutter, so that they nearly reached from one window to the other, and looked just like two walls of flowers.