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Rooftree   Listen
noun
Rooftree  n.  The beam in the angle of a roof; hence, the roof itself. "Now for me the woods may wither, now for me the rooftree fall."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Rooftree" Quotes from Famous Books



... clothe tradition in the forms most practical and most fit to create a deep impression: whence the exceptional place that should be given in education to the ancients, to the cult of remembrance of the past, and by extension, to the history of the domestic rooftree. Above all do we fulfil a duty toward our children when we give the place of honor to the grandparents. Nothing speaks to a child with so much force, or so well develops his modesty, as to see his father ...
— The Simple Life • Charles Wagner

... birth. His had been one of the leading spirits of the revolution. He had served it in the Cabinet and field, he had been pressed for the position of its chief magistracy, and now in the shadow of his own rooftree its concluding council was held. General Reagan was a guest of General Toombs during his stay in Washington, as was General St. John and Major Raphael J. Moses, who had been a member of Toombs' staff. In the evening General Toombs called General Reagan into a room by himself and inquired whether ...
— Robert Toombs - Statesman, Speaker, Soldier, Sage • Pleasant A. Stovall



Words linked to "Rooftree" :   saddleback roof, saddle roof, gable roof, beam, ridgepole



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