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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 ?
Many were the doubtful looks cast upon the heap of miscellaneous material that now cluttered the roof, and finally the Scarecrow shook his head and remarked:
The top floor was alight, and filled with soldiers engaged in the pastimes of their kind; I could not, therefore, reach the roof through the building.
The man had taken a step or two across the glass roof before he noticed the presence of the strangers; but then he stopped abruptly.
As these thoughts flashed through his mind and he cast about for some feasible plan of action, his eyes fell upon the corpse upon the roof near him, and immediately there occurred to him the possibility of disguising himself in the raiment of his conquered adversary.
The thousand roofs, dense, angular, clinging to each other, composed, nearly all, of the same geometrical element, offered, when viewed from above, the aspect of a crystallization of the same substance.
The chamber was as irregularly shaped as the other and had but a single window and a second door at the further end, but was without the exit through the roof and, most important of all, there was no creature of any sort in it.
As von Horn stepped into the campong his quick eye perceived the havoc that had been wrought with the roof at the east end of the shed.
There is a trap-door communicating with the roof, and it is partly open."
"I think the tundra grass will make just as good a roof," she said.
When she became aware that he wished Mimi to come with him to the roof and that she had acquiesced, her rage got beyond bounds.
"They'll hide among the roof beams," said Strickland.
It was then that Gahan the Jed appeared upon the roof. With him were the balance of his own party and a dozen warriors of Helium.