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Rooftree   /rˈuftrˌi/   Listen
Rooftree

noun
1.
A beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters.  Synonyms: ridge, ridgepole.






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"Rooftree" Quotes from Famous Books



... all to one who knows that the weeks, and even the days during which he can hold out are numbered. Economise as he would, the money would still slip away in the countless little claims which a man never understands until he lives under a rooftree of his own. Dr. Wilkinson could not deny, as he sat at his desk and looked at the little heap of silver and coppers, that his chances of being a successful practitioner in Sutton ...
— Round the Red Lamp - Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life • Arthur Conan Doyle

... time? Walking? The landscape tires the eye In winter by its blank and dim And naked uniformity. On horseback gallop o'er the steppe! Your steed, though rough-shod, cannot keep His footing on the treacherous rime And may fall headlong any time. Alone beneath your rooftree stay And read De Pradt or Walter Scott!(47) Keep your accounts! You'd rather not? Then get mad drunk or wroth; the day Will pass; the same to-morrow try— You'll spend ...
— Eugene Oneguine [Onegin] - A Romance of Russian Life in Verse • Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin



Words linked to "Rooftree" :   gable roof, beam, saddleback roof, saddle roof, ridge, saddleback



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