Overhanging eaves

Overhanging eaves

The eaves of a roof that project past the line of a building rather than being flush.
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And, unlike the mere bush dogs, who stole shelter from the rain under overhanging eaves, Jerry was given a dry place under the roof where the heads of bushmen and of forgotten sandalwood traders hung down from above in the midst of a dusty confusion of dried viscera of sharks, crocodile skulls, and skeletons of Solomons rats that measured two-thirds of a yard in length from bone-tip of nose to bone-tip of tail.
A few minutes later our driver pulled up at a neat little red-brick villa with overhanging eaves which stood by the road.
If it is a low building and protected by overhanging eaves it will also offer the flowers some protection from damage in the rain, although it will probably be necessary to water them during dry weather.
With its walls of native woods fresh from the forest, its rustic framed window, Gothic doorway, and overhanging eaves fringed with moss; its balconies of naturally and curiously carved roots and limbs, and its numerous reminiscences of the untrodden forest, it forms one of the most interesting, if not the most instructive buildings on the grounds.
Examples were characterised by asymmetrical facades, steeply-pitched and irregular rooflines, front-facing gables, overhanging eaves, circular or square towers with turrets in corners, unusual windows, wraparound verandahs, highly ornamented spindles, fish scale siding, detailed textures, and bright colours.
The ground at the foot of any wall can be very dry because of overhanging eaves so best practice is always to plant your climber a little way away from it.
Wide overhanging eaves andthe tapered sides kept all but driving rain from penetrating the sides, while the narrowness of the building and the 1-inch space between the siding boards allowed adequate air circulation to completely dry the grain.
This is accented with elegant overhanging eaves and delicate wrought iron trimming.
In this country we use gutters and pipes but in Alpine areas where the snow load can rip off gutters, they have overhanging eaves so water drops clear away from the walls - on to the people beneath
Quaint taverns and sleepy homes with sloping red roofs and overhanging eaves, plus a few assorted wooden wine presses fitted with metallic crushers, and an abbey or two, fell on the wayside.
The south side of the building is high and sunny whereas the north side is low, with overhanging eaves which create a cooler, shadowed area and provides a sheltered home for nesting swallows and house martins.
Kuma's roofs are abstractions of traditional Japanese architecture, in which overhanging eaves shelter and shade, subtly blurring the boundary between inside and out.