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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 ?
It is a strange conjunction this of roofs and mastheads, of walls and yard-arms.
Richard had originally a cunning expedient, by which the chimneys were intended to be so low, and so situated, as to resemble ornaments on the balustrades; but comfort required that the chimneys should rise with the roof, in order that the smoke might bc carried off, and they thus became four extremely conspicuous objects in the view.
They'll hide among the roof beams," said Strickland.
I want you, if you will be so good, to come with me to the turret roof.
I am looking back at my little pigeon which is sitting on the roof, and wants to say goodbye to me,' answered Hansel.
All sects of Christians (except Protestants,) have chapels under the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and each must keep to itself and not venture upon another's ground.
At night, one could distinguish nothing of all that mass of buildings, except the black indentation of the roofs, unrolling their chain of acute angles round the place; for one of the radical differences between the cities of that time, and the cities of the present day, lay in the façades which looked upon the places and streets, and which were then gables.
The horses also had been fed for a fortnight on straw from the thatched roofs and had become terribly thin, though still covered with tufts of felty winter hair.
But no; they floated gently down upon a broad, flat roof, and came to a stop at last.
When the adventurers reassembled upon the roof it was found that a remarkably queer assortment of articles had been selected by the various members of the party.
He struck the roof directly above the rear wall of the hut, and the structure, reinforced by the wall beneath, held his enormous weight for an instant, then he moved forward a step, the roof sagged, the thatching parted and the great anthropoid shot through into the interior.
A few feet below him was the flat roof of the adjoining building and as he dropped to it his back was toward the niche from which an embrasure looked out upon the gardens and the forest beyond, so that he did not see the figure crouching there in the dark shadow.