Synonyms for tile

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I was thinking that accidents happen daily, that a foot may slip, a tile may fall.

He sprang on the tile floor, saying to himself that he would be warm at night.

There are eight or ten tile factories in Puebla, and one glass manufactory.

He was perfectly straightforward about it—as straightforward as a tile falling on your head.

And the said frame, stage, and staircases to be covered with tile.

Hitherto Fra Lucas has been known only as the maker of tile pavements.

But it is bad when the head is cracked; when the roof of the commonwealth has a tile loose.

Mr. Quelson looked unhappy, and Tile sneered in a minor but audible key.

Other forms of brick and tile are not glazed at all, but are left porous.

Tile draining will improve the bed under almost any circumstances.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English tigele "roofing shingle," from West Germanic *tegala (cf. Old High German ziagal, German ziegel, Dutch tegel, Old Norse tigl), a borrowing from Latin tegula "tile" (cf. Italian tegola, French tuile), from tegere "roof, to cover" (see stegosaurus). Also used in Old English and early Middle English for "brick," before that word came into use. The verb meaning "to cover with tiles" is recorded from late 14c.

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