conical roof

conical roof

A roof in the shape of an inverted cone on top of a cylindrical tower; used in the Chateauesque and Queen Anne styles; also called a witch’s hat.
See also: Roof

conical roof

A roof in the shape of an inverted cone, usually atop a cylindrical tower; also called a candle-snuffer roof, or witch’s cap.
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It was a modest building, not very straight, not large, not tall; not bold-faced, with great staring windows, but a shy, blinking house, with a conical roof going up into a peak over its garret window of four small panes of glass, like a cocked hat on the head of an elderly gentleman with one eye.
the hybrid excrescences, with which the fancy of the architects had loaded it during the last two centuries, with all the apses of its chapels, all the gables of its galleries, a thousand weathercocks for the four winds, and its two lofty contiguous towers, whose conical roof, surrounded by battlements at its base, looked like those pointed caps which have their edges turned up.
The medieval nilometer at the end of Roda Island in Cairo--though of the simplest type--is particularly beautiful with its nineteenth-century Turkish conical roof, though, as a rather small uninteresting building from the outside, it is often overlooked even by those who have lived in Cairo all their lives.
Expected to be used by around 500,000 customers a day, the new service will be working when the national motorways are most congested (typically during the summer break), starting with the main Autogrill points of sale, like Chianti, the point of sale on the A1 with a large circular fireplace in the middle of the room; Secchia Ovest, near Modena, where the first Eataly for Autogrill opened recently; Villoresi Ovest on the Milano-Laghi motorway, with its characteristic tripod structure and, across the way, Villoresi Est, with its instantly recognizable conical roof, flagship of Autogrill Groups eco-sustainability policy.
They are, with only a couple of exceptions, all mud-plastered; they come with a pitched roof and, to one side, a neat octagonal tower-like structure with a conical roof.
Known as the Hermitage of Powis, it was an octagonal, harled tower with a conical roof.
The hot air passed through the thin and perforated wooden floors then rose to the conical roof where it escaped through a cowl which turned in the wind.
Its main feature includes a conical roof, spiral staircase as well as copper cladding and timber panels.
And the main conical roof and drum of the nave support the tower which, unusually in cathedral buildings, relates directly to the primary area of the internal space - the sanctuary and high altar.
It was lunchtime on the third day of our Puglian holiday in a trullo, a traditional dry stone hut with conical roof and neighbour-free view.
It was lunchtime on the third day of our Puglian 'trullo' holiday - a traditional dry stone hut with conical roof and neighbour-free view.