large oak case, with <squares cut out near the top> [Wuthering Heights]

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shiness

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Korean, South Korea.
The whole furniture consisted of a chair, a clothes-press, and a large oak case, with squares cut out near the top resembling coach windows.-From Wuthering Heights-



Hi.

Two questions I have about the quote.

What are the "squares" in their sense in the quote?

And what does a "coach windows" look like?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • dobes

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    US English(Boston/NY)
    Coach windows look like (and are) windows in a moving vehicle. The squares are a design feature of the piece of furniture - near the top of the piece there are open "windows" cut into the wood, so that you can see inside the case, and the shape of these windows is square.
     
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