bell-cast roof

bell-cast roof

A form of mansard roof in which the lower roof slopes downward in a straight line, then curves outward at the eaves.
See also: Roof
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"It has an octagonal turret with a bell-cast roof on the southwest corner; bird's-eye maple flooring throughout the entire main floor.