[ noun ] (architecture) a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
Used in print(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
In deadly earnest , the besiegers methodically stripped away portions of the roof and tossed lighted rags inside , only to have most stamped_out by the women as_soon_as they hit the floor .
Finding it true that he was not inside , the deputies returned to the first house and tore holes through the side and the roof until they could see a body on the bed covered by a blanket .(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
Beyond that misty gray of the rain , he saw the stretching hutment , low diminutive log_cabins , chinked with mud , with doorways a man would have_to crouch to get through , with roofs of tenting laid_over boughs or boards from hardtack boxes , or fence_rails , with cranky chimneys of sticks and dried mud .
The smoke from that chimney rose as sluggishly as smoke from any other , and hung as sadly in the drizzle , creeping back_down along the sopping canvas of the roof .(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
Maybe yes , maybe no , but you can observe everything from the roof of a barrack we are building '' .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6108