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noun as in building covering

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They found that asphalt from roofs and roads may contribute as much secondary organic compounds as all the vehicles in the region on an annual basis.

The major horizontal roof beam, oriented east-west, is called “the sun’s path.”

He had a cinder-block wall around the tank, so the heat wasn’t blowing toward his house, but the eaves of the roof caught on fire in the last five minutes before the tank stopped burning.

Creating such “cool roofs” across 80% of the nation’s commercial buildings could cut annual energy use by more than 10 terawatt-hours and save more than $700 million, according to an earlier study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Stupid young people went back to trying to jump into pools from their roofs.

Which is why you should: “Clap along, if you feel like a room without a roof.”

We were on her roof talking and trying to come up with ideas, to think of alternatives to renting a studio.

The two once lived together under the same roof, after Brooke asked Fenner to live with them.

Some wielding signs hit the roof, windshield, and body of the car I was traveling in.

Yeah, I mean, as far as Maggie goes, her reducing a church to just “four walls and a roof” says a lot about the character.

The Pontellier and Ratignolle compartments adjoined one another under the same roof.

Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.

First the chimneys sank down through the roof, as if they were being lowered into the cellar.

The tower has four clock faces, pinnacles at the angles, and a steep slate roof and is 120 feet high.

Then the roof itself, with its gables and dormer windows, softly folded itself flat down upon the top of the house, out of sight.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to roof, such as: ceiling, house, canopy, covering, crown, and cupola.

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