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bonnet roof

bonnet roof
A roof having a double slope on all four sides, the lower slope being less steep than the upper slope; often extends over an open-sided raised porch to provide excellent shade for the house and protection against rain. Especially found in French Vernacular architecture.
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Coming out on top of the ridge, we saw the wounded bull 150 yards away, standing spraddle legged with his head down.
He tumbles, falls, spraddles, somersaults and whatnot.