Is it correct to write this? "Small windows dotted the walls..." A friend of mine criticised the fact that windows do not resemble dots. But then I know "dotting" can mean "scatter" - which the Oxford Dictionary agreed with me, with the example of "Churches dotted the countryside." However, I'm not sure windows can be "scattered" on the walls.... I then thought to write it like this: "Small windows looked out of the walls..." Though windows cannot physically look, either. Are they correct? Which is better?