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roof

(rūf),
A covering or rooflike structure; for example, a tectorium, tectum, tegmen, tegmentum, integument.
[A.S. hrōf]

roof

(ro͞of, ro͝of)
n.
The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure: the roof of the mouth.

roof

(rūf)
A covering or rooflike structure, e.g., a tectorium, tectum, tegmen, tegmentum, integument.
[A.S. hrōf]

roof

(rūf)
Covering or rooflike structure; e.g., tectorium, tectum, tegmen, tegmentum, integument.
[A.S. hrōf]
References in classic literature ?
His heart began to sink within him; he endeavored to resume his psalm tune, but his parched tongue clove to the roof of his mouth, and he could not utter a stave.
Tower after tower crashed down, with blazing roof and rafter; and the combatants were driven from the court-yard.
When I came to the side of the outer court, I stood upon one stool, and took the other in my hand; this I lifted over the roof, and gently set it down on the space between the first and second court, which was eight feet wide.
The domed roof had half fallen in and blocked up the underground passage from the palace by which the queens used to enter.
In a single one of these monstrous buildings, the Hudson Terminal, there is a cable that runs from basement to roof and ravels out to reach three thousand desks.
Sancho kept spitting from time to time, and his spittle seemed somewhat ropy and dry, observing which the compassionate squire of the Grove said, "It seems to me that with all this talk of ours our tongues are sticking to the roofs of our mouths; but I have a pretty good loosener hanging from the saddle-bow of my horse," and getting up he came back the next minute with a large bota of wine and a pasty half a yard across; and this is no exaggeration, for it was made of a house rabbit so big that Sancho, as he handled it, took it to be made of a goat, not to say a kid, and looking at it he said, "And do you carry this with you, senor?
Brown or green, red or yellow mosses and lichen spread their romantic tints on trees and seats and roofs and stones.
Moreover, the rain (which falls at stated intervals) coming always from the North, is an additional assistance; and in the towns we have the guidance of the houses, which of course have their side-walls running for the most part North and South, so that the roofs may keep off the rain from the North.
Our warriors then rushed up to the roofs of the buildings which we occupied and followed the retreating armada with a continuous fusillade of deadly fire.
Westenra has got an idea that sleep-walkers always go out on roofs of houses and along the edges of cliffs and then get suddenly wakened and fall over with a despairing cry that echoes all over the place.
There indeed under my eyes, ruined, destroyed, lay a town-- its roofs open to the sky, its temples fallen, its arches dislocated, its columns lying on the ground, from which one would still recognise the massive character of Tuscan architecture.
They soon found themselves in Montgomery Street, where a great crowd was collected; the side-walks, street, horsecar rails, the shop-doors, the windows of the houses, and even the roofs, were full of people.