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Storme-windo(w, n. Also: -windoik. [Storm(e n. and Wyndo(w n.] A projecting window with a small roof and sides, a dormer window. 1589–90 Mylne Master Masons 67.
On the suth four storme windois fynlie wrocht … and the storme windois to be als fyne wark as theis of William Rollokeis galrie of Dundie
1595 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 583a.
Foure wanscot to mak ane dur to the sang scoole, to be storme windois [etc.]
15… Aberd. B. Rec. MS (Jam. s.v. Storm-window).
The bigging of the storme-windoik
1611 Macgibbon & Ross V 6.
In the qlk wairdrop the said William sall big ane fair storme window on the west syde with ane storme window in ilk heiche chalmer abone the hall
1617 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II 233.
For penting of the defenderis storme windowis and peit steanis of his hous conforme to the valour of the oylis and warkmanschip
1649 Edinb. B. Rec. VIII 184.
Item in the thrid storie to worke nyne storme windowis … rysing of hewn stone above the rooff
1682 Edinb. B. Rec. XI 38.
The great Colledge hall … to be poynted and the storme windows to be repaired and that ther be a new storme window made for acces to the rooff and chimnys

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