rooftree


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rooftree

The ridgeboard of a roof.
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The second verse of the chant reads "Forest is and was and will be, / Grundtree, rooftree, Sacred Bloom.
And I said: "Here is a shape that shines, set On a grundel of Nature's law, a rooftree So innocent of imprecision That a man may enter in to find his freedom Like air breathed, and all his mind Would glow like a coal under bellows--(New 29) (10)
The rooftree, and the rafters slanting down from it, projected their clean Douglas fir a few inches beyond the roof itself, and where the rafter tails overhung the garden Mark shaped their ends in a delicate curve.
Under his very rooftree he was secreting Edward Whaley and William Goffe, two of the patriot judges who condemned to the scaffold that misguided and perfidious representative of the "divine right of kings," Charles I of England.